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1 Understanding Meaning and Importance of Competency Based Assessment

2 What is Assessment? Assessment is the systematic gathering of information about what students know and are able to do. It involves collection of evidence, and then making judgements about what that evidence means.

3 Formative and Summative Assessments
Diagnostic assessment is used to help students identify areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as potential abilities Formative assessment refers to constructive feedback given to the students while they are actually undergoing learning so as to effect improvement Summative assessment is used to measure the extent of learning that has taken place at the end of a course or a part of a course.

4 Purpose Training needs analysis Feedback Evaluation Recruitment
Performance appraisal & rewards Recognition of Prior Learning Skill audits

5 Purpose • Recognise knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes gained Measure progress along a learning path Assist learning Improve retention Assist motivation Provide feedback

6 Principles of Assessment
Purpose needs to be clear Aligned with the objectives Methodology needs to be ‘valid’ and flexible Procedure and instruments needs to be ‘reliable’. Needs to be transparent. Amount of assessment should be sufficient.

7 Assessment Validity - Will it measure what you intend it to measure?
Reliability - Will your assessment produce consistent results? Practicality – Will it be feasible? Manageable

8 Forms of Evaluation Criterion-referenced Evaluation Norm-referenced evaluation A student's performance is compared to established criteria rather than to the performance of other students. It compares one student's achievement to that of others.

9 Type at the speed of 40 words per minute
Competent / Not Yet Competent

10 Method of evidence collection
Type of evidence Source of evidence Method of evidence collection

11 Method of Evidence Collection
Direct Observation Pen and Paper Test Oral questioning, Skill test Work Samples Assignment Computer Assisted Assessment Self assessment

12 Method of Assessment Peer Assessment Portfolio Quiz Open Book exam
Presentation Viva / Interview Practical Assessment Case Study Assessment

13 Assessment tools It describes the purpose for assessment
• the performances to be observed • the questions to ask • activities to be performed • evidence to be gathered • information to be recorded • the assessment result • guidance for any reasonable adjustments to accommodate individual candidates.

14 Student Portfolio A student portfolio is like a logbook. It is a way of recording evidence of the student’s achievements. It is a collection of different items of evidence, which indicates that the student has the required skills, knowledge and understanding to support the claim to qualifications.

15 Components of Student Portfolio
S.No. Parts Description 1. Portfolio title page Student details and the units they have included in their portfolio. 2. Personal profile Student personal details and details of their work environment. 3. Contents checklist Checklist as the student works their way through their portfolio. 4. Unit assessment plan Plan should define the tasks to be carried out, how long the tasks will take and the evidence that will be generated. 5. Unit progress and signoff record Progress of the student is monitored and signed by the teacher/trainer 6. Achievement record Successful in achieving the required level of competence for individual outcomes.

16 Role of Assessor Check that the assessment procedure is valid for assessment of knowledge, skill and ability of the candidate at that level. Assess the competencies of the candidate based on list of relevant competencies as shown on the Assessment Sheet. Assess whether each criterion has been met Submit record of the results in the assessment form

17 Summary Knowledge is best tested by oral and written test
Skills are best tested by performance test Attitudes are best tested by observation of performance or questionnaire.

18 Thank You

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