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Accredited Assessor Training SAQA 115753

R6008,75

Description

Duration: 3 Days

Overview 

Assessment is for those who assess people for their achievement of learning outcomes in terms of specified criteria using pre-designed assessment instruments. The outcomes and criteria may be defined in a range of documents including but not limited to unit standards, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications. 

This course SAQA ID 115753 (Conduct outcomes-based assessment) is for those candidates who conduct assessments within their fields of expertise. 

Learning Objectives 

1. Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment. 

2. Prepare for assessments. 

3. Conduct assessments. 

4. Provide feedback on assessments; and 

5. Review assessments. 

Course Content 

1. Module 1: Demonstrate understanding of outcomes-based assessment. ▪ Comparisons between outcomes-based and another form of assessment 

▪ Key differences in terms of the underlying philosophies and approaches to assessment, 

▪ RPL is explained in terms of its purpose, processes and related benefits and challenges. 

▪ Potential impact of RPL on individuals, learning organizations and the workplace. 

▪ A variety of assessment methods are described and compared. 

▪ Key principles of assessment are described and illustrated in practical situations. 

▪ Giving feedback on assessment results 

2. Module 2: Prepare for assessments. ▪ Preparation of assessment resources, logistics, documentation 

▪ Checks are carried out to ensure parties involved in the assessment are ready and available to meet required schedules. 

▪ All pre-assessment moderation requirements are carried out in accordance with relevant assessment policies, moderation plans and ETQA requirements. 

▪ Assessment details are explained to candidates clearly and constructively. 

▪ Candidate readiness for assessment is confirmed. 

3. Module 3: Conduct assessments. ▪ Assessment practices promote effective, manageable, fair, and safe assessment. 

▪ The assessment is carried out according to the assessment design and in line with the assessment plan. 

▪ Sufficient evidence is gathered, including evidence generated over time, to enable valid, consistent, reliable and fair assessment judgements to be made. 

▪ Assessment judgements are consistent with judgements made on similar evidence and are justified by the authenticity, validity, sufficiency, and currency of the evidence. 

▪ Records of the assessment are in line with the requirements of the organization’s quality assurance system. 

4. Module 4: Provide feedback on assessments. ▪ Feedback is given to relevant parties in accordance with confidentiality requirements, in an appropriate sequence and within agreed timeframes. 

▪ The type and manner of feedback is constructive, culturally sensitive and related to the relevant party’s needs. 

▪ Disputes and/or appeals that arise are dealt with according to the assessment policy. 

5. Module 5: Review assessments. ▪ The review identifies strengths and weaknesses in the instruments and process, and records these for incorporation in assessment redesign. 

▪ Feedback from relevant parties is analyzed and used to influence future assessments positively. 

▪ Weaknesses in the assessment arising from poorly defined outcomes and criteria are identified, and effective steps are taken to inform relevant bodies 

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