Understanding in the Principles and Requirements of Assessment

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Understanding In The Principles And Requirements Of Assessment

• 1.1 Explaining The Function Of Assessment And Development

Assessment is carried out to ensure that learning has taken place. This is used to measures the learner’s knowledge and skills in their chosen area of learning. Assessment can be used to encourage learners to ask questions on anything they have not understood, learners at some point will have to know that they will have to prove their knowledge and understanding to the standards of the awarding body.

Learning and development are connected in the following ways. Learners will need guidance to understand what it is they have to learn and what is expected of them, letting them know
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❖ Checking authenticity of any witness testimonials

❖ Countersigning other assessors judgments

❖ Dealing with any appeals to your assessment decisions in a fair and open manner.

❖ Completing and maintaining safe and secure records.

❖ Following organisational and regulatory procedures

❖ Giving accurate, constructive and developmental feedback to learners.

❖ Identifying barriers to fair assessment. Then if appropreate lead the Learner to a possible solution.

❖ Keeping current and up to date occupational competence.

❖ Negotiating and agreeing to assessment plans (if applicabale).

❖ Standardising with other assessors to help find best practice

❖ Implementing internal and external verification and validation assess points

❖ Providing statistic’s to management.

❖ Supporting learners assessment requirements and sensitive issues in a supporting manner.

❖ Insuring the Learner has met the competency level that is required.

❖ Assessments need to be planned between the assessor and each learner; the learner needs to be fully aware of his/her responsibilities in the collection and presentation of


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