Unit 01: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Unit 01: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
                                                Assignment Brief

Learning Outcomes
      • Understand the principles and requirements of assessment
      • Understand different types of assessment methods
      • Understand how to plan assessment
      • How to involve learners and others in assessment
      • Understand how to make assessment decisions
      • Understand Quality assurance of the assessment process
      • Understand how to manage information relating to assessment
      • Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment

Assessment Criteria you will be covering by completing this assignment are

1.1     Explain the function of assessment in learning and development
1.2     Define the key concepts and principles of assessment
1.3     Explain the responsibilities of the assessor
1.4     Identify the regulations and requirements relevant to the assessment in own area of practice

2.1     Compare the strengths and imitations of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners

3.1     Summarise key factors to consider when planning assessment
3.2     Evaluate the benefits of using a holistic approach to assessment
3.3     Explain how to plan a holistic approach to assessment
3.4       Summarise the types of risks that may be involved in assessment in own area of responsibility
3.5       Explain how to minimise risks through the planning process

4.1     Explain the importance of involving the learner and others in the assessment process
4.2     Summarise types of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process
4.3     Explain how peer and self-assessment can be used effectively to promote learner involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment of...