PTTLS 7303: level3 award in preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector.
State the different assessment methods available and explain the ones you world use for your subject area, including reference to initial assessment records you would complete and explain why.
The assessment methods available for teaching are as follows: initial assessment, formative assessment and summative assessment.
Summative assessment is assessing whether the student can apply knowledge taught within the lessons, this generally is the completion of a module or course, you will know with this assessment whether the student has passed, this assessment is usually formal. Summative assessments are also necessary to give feedback to the student if the feedback offered is adequate this can be also classed as formative assessment.
Oral and written assessments will assess whether the learner can apply the knowledge taught within the lesson. The methods of assessment are observation, testing and questioning all assessment methods should maintain within the SMART targets. This means that they should be specific, measurable, achievable, and measurable and time bound. The summative assessment methods are generally used for credited learners which are defined by awarding bodies such as WJEC for example. For non-accredited learners the RARPA process is used. This gathers a log for recognising and recording progress and achievement. (This is generally used for adult community learning.) Formative assessment is constant and provides adequate feedback to the student so that they themselves can recognize their achievement and areas they are lacking in. For the teacher it is important for them to be able to evaluate that their teaching capability is adequate for the student.
It is highly important to make sure that all assessments are valid, reliable and fair.
A valid form of assessment will have the following guidelines. To only asses what it is supposed to e.g. if assessing problem...