Unit 301 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing vocational Achievement Unit 301 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment Learning outcome 1 Assessment criteria1, 1 A – Initial assessment in identifying learner needs. When assessing a learner we must firstly start by identifying their needs. This is the starting point for planning and your learning. * Explore different progression destinations and agree the most appropriate one for them * Explore future learning goals and aspirations * Identify prior learning achievements and attainments * Explore vocational; preferences and aspirations * Identify their personal and social development skills and needs * Identify the levels that they are currently working at in English, mathematics and ICT * Identify their preferred learning styles * Identify any additional; support needs, including any learning difficulties and/or disabilities, health or personal issues * Circumstances where the learner might require support * Identify any potential barriers to learning and achievement that need to be addressed. * Identify the requirements of the assessment strategy of the qualification to ensure the learner can meet the specification. B - Formative assessment in tracking learner progress Formative assessment is the assessment that takes place during a course or programme of study, as an integral part of learning process, and such it is down to the teacher or trainer to design and implement it. It refers to frequent, interactive assessment of student progress and understanding to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately. By using formative assessment approaches and techniques you are better prepared to meet the diverse students’ needs – through differentiation and adaptation of teaching to raise levels of student achievement and to achieve a greater equity of
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