Understanding the Principles of Assessment Essay

3440 Words Dec 27th, 2011 14 Pages
1. Understand the principles and requirements of assessment

1. Explain the functions of assessment in learning and development.

Assessment is carried out to evaluate that learning has taken place. It measures the learner’s attainment of knowledge and skills in their particular learning area. Assessment encourages learners to ask questions on anything they have not fully understood, as learners know that they will have to prove their knowledge and understanding during assessment to the standards of the awarding body.

The anticipated outcome of assessment is that the learner will complete assessment to City and Guild standards within the time frame stated, with no assistance and show through answering questions that
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| |of evidence | |
|Discussing with the learner |Learner may feel less threatened. |Time-consuming with large numbers of |
| |More one to one |learners. |
| |Could help less confident learner. | |
|Use of others (witness testimony) |Others may see areas which are normally |Authenticity of testimony could be |
| |difficult for assessors to observe |questionable |
|Looking at learner statements |Builds confidence in the

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