- Understanding outcomes-based assessment
- Prepare for assessments
- Conduct assessments
- Provide feedback on assessments
- Review assessments
- 3 days contact session
- National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (NQF Level 5)
Unit standard number and credits
- SAQA ID: 1157593 (15)
- Certificate of Attendance (no formal assessment)
- Certificate of Competence (Portfolio of Evidence)
Upon completion of the programme, participants should be able to
- Do a comparison between outcomes-based and another form of assessment of learning
- Explain RPL in terms of its purpose, processes and related benefits and challenges.
- Describe and compare a variety of assessment methods
- Describe key principles of assessment and illustrate them in practical situations.
- Describe the approach to giving feedback on assessment results
- Prepare assessment resources, logistics, documentation and environment to meet the requirements of the assessment at hand
- Notify parties involved in the assessment in good time.
- Carry out all pre-assessment moderation requirements
- Explain assessment details to candidates clearly and constructively.
- Seek inputs from candidates regarding special needs
- Confirm candidate readiness for assessment.
- Use assessment practices that promote effective, manageable, fair and safe assessment.
- Carry out the assessment according to the assessment design and in line with the assessment plan.
- Use questioning techniques that are appropriate and have the potential to successfully elicit appropriate responses.
- Gather sufficient evidence
- Ensure that assessment judgements are justified by the authenticity, validity, sufficiency and currency of the evidence
- Ensure that records of the assessment are in line with the requirements of the organisation’s quality assurance system.
- Give feedback to relevant parties
- Ensure that the type and manner of feedback is constructive, culturally sensitive and related to the relevant party’s needs.
- Obtain feedback on the assessment process from the candidate and provide opportunities for clarification and explanations concerning the entire assessment
- Deal with disputes and/or appeals that arise with according to the assessment policy
- Record agreements reached and key elements of the feedback in line with the requirements of the organisation’s quality assurance system
- Ensure that the review identifies strengths and weaknesses in the instruments and process
- Analyse feedback from relevant parties and use it to influence future assessments positively
- Identify weaknesses in the assessment design and process that could have compromised the fairness of assessment
- Identify weaknesses in the assessment arising from poorly defined outcomes and criteria, and take effective steps to inform relevant bodies