Benefits Of Holistic Assessment

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Register to read the introduction… This way the assessor can gain an overview of the learners’ ability/performance from different assessment methods, written, observation or question and answer. This manner of assessment aids the assessor to embed assessment throughout the units; this means that the feedback is constant. This is turn helps the learner to stay motivated as it gives the learner responsibility and learner involvement in taking ownership of the end goal and targets at each …show more content…
Summarise types of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process.

Sharing information with all involved in the assessment process is very important for the learner to understand what is required (the criteria), how they are going to be assessed (assessment plan), feedback and any appeals procedures.

The criteria – As the assessment outcomes are based on the criteria, the learners, assessors and others involved should have this information.

Assessment plan – Within the assessment plan would be the method of assessment; is it written, an observation, simulation or questioning. Part of the plan would be goals or targets that are agreed by both learner and assessor.

Feedback – Effective feedback is important to maintain standards. Included in the feedback would be goals or targets agreed achieved.

Appeals procedures – This should be available to both the learner and the assessor, this allows both to know what the procedure is, in case of any grievances.

13. Explain how peer and self-assessment can be used effectively to promote learner involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment of
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Therefore I must familiarise myself with the QA within my organisation. To support me, as an assessor, I have an IQA who is overall responsibility for the quality of the qualification. They assess my assessed work and give me feedback and ensure I follow the awarding body criteria/standards. They also visit me twice a year and carry out an observation, whilst I carry out an assessment then give me feedback.

EQA – The EQA are the bodies that advise and monitor QA within the company and as the title suggests it is from outside the organisation. These include:
EAL, the awarding body
Learning and Skills Council (LSC)
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual)
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

Any qualification/assessment that is externally quality assured, a member from body, listed above, will visit. This is to ensure we, the organisation, remain compliant with their requirements, on departure the member will leave feedback and of any possible shortfalls.

These quality assurance reviews along with regular standardisation meetings ensure that assessments and evaluation are kept up to date.

18. Summarise quality assurance and standardisation procedures in own area of practice.

The Ofqual NVQ Code of Practice paragraph 42,

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