Assessment policy

Assessment policy

DATE CREATED: September 2013
DATE REVIEWED: November 2018
DATE OF NEXT REVIEW: November 2019

1. PURPOSE:

Alert Training UK Ltd (hereafter referred to as “the company”) will provide learners with timely, fair, transparent and appropriate assessment, that will provide a means for evaluating performance, establish levels of competence and enable objective development planning in order to assist learner achievement.

2. DEFINITION:

In education, the term assessment refers to the wide variety of methods or tools that educators use to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition, or educational needs of students.

3. SCOPE/OBJECTIVE/PROCESS:

This policy recognises that assessment plays both a formative and a summative role in the learning process. The main aims of assessment include:
Support of the learning process by providing candidates with:
– Timely, clear and fair review and evaluation of work against national standards
– Action planning for future improvement
– Celebration of success, progression and achievement
– Identification of learning difficulties and learning support needs
Support of the teaching process by providing those who facilitate learning with regular information on candidate’s progress in order to:
– Continuously review the structure of teaching / learning plans.
– Determine how appropriate and realistic the learning activities / experiences are.
– Gain feedback on the success of learning resources and activities
– Share information with candidates, support staff, IQA’s & EQA’s
Reporting on candidate / programme progress, to those who have a right to this information:
– Candidates themselves
– Parents of learners in the 14-18 age group
– Employers of candidates
– The appropriate teaching team
– Awarding bodies
– FE or HE institutions
Assessment Principles:
Assessment should take place when the candidate and assessor agree that the candidate has developed the skills needed to demonstrate competency against the required standards.
Candidates should be given the opportunity to self-assess their performance.
Assessment should be established using a range of assessment methods including; observation, questioning, recognition of prior learning, product analysis, witness testimony etc.
Assessment must be fair, timely, planned, documented using the standard forms provided, and effectively resourced.
Assessment must take into account the needs of the individual candidate, those with learning difficulties or disability.
Assessors will be occupationally competent and possess relevant assessor qualifications i.e. D32/33, A units or TAQA
Assessors must ensure sufficient time is allocated for feedback on the assessment decisions, providing clear reasoning and assist in action planning for future achievement.
Assessors and candidates must ensure that assessment tracking and portfolio evidence is maintained, logically referenced and signed.

4. POSSIBLE ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE COMPANY:

Internal disciplinary action may be taken if staff do not adhere to the said policy and procedure.

5. ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS (Linked policies etc.)

Quality Assurance Policy
IQA & IAG Policy
Appeals Statement
Complaints Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Data Protection Policy
Malpractice, Mal-Administration & Plagiarism Policy

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