Title: Conduct Outcomes Based Assessments
Unit Standard: 115753 I NQF Level: 5 I Credits: 15 I Duration: 4 days
This course equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skill to make effective judgements on a person’s competency by means of assessments. The participant will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise, as well as, carry out assessments in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination.
Upon completion of course, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of outcomes-based assessments
- Prepare for assessments
- Conduct assessments
- Provide feedback on assessments
- Review assessments
Demonstrate an understanding of outcomes-based assessment
- Comparisons between outcomes-based and another form of assessments, highlighting key differences in terms of the underlying philosophies and approaches to assessments
- An outline of advantages and disadvantages of outcomes-based assessments
- The purpose, process and related benefits and challenges of Recognition of Prior Learning
- Descriptions of a variety of assessment methods
- The approach to giving feedback.
Prepare for Assessments
- Preparation of assessment resources, logistics, documentation and environment to meet requirements
- Parties involved in the assessment are notified in good time to ensure they are ready and available
- Pre-assessment moderation requirements are carried out
- Assessment details are explained to candidates
- Inputs are sought from candidates
- Candidates’ readiness is confirmed.
- Assessment practices promote effective, manageable, fair and safe assessments
- Assessments are carried out according to the assessment design
- Questioning techniques are appropriate
- Sufficient evidence is gathered
- Assessment judgements are consistent.
Provide feedback on assessments
- Feedback is given to relevant parties in accordance with confidentiality requirements
- Feedback is clear and confined to strengths and weaknesses in a candidate’s performance
- Feedback is constructive, culturally sensitive and related to the relevant party’s needs
- Obtain feedback from the student
- Deal with disputes and/or appeals
- Reach agreements and record the feedback.
- Review the assessment process to identify strengths and weaknesses
- Analyse feedback from relevant parties
- Identify weaknesses in the assessment design