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Preparing to design a strategy for training and assessment
In the initial phase of training and assessment development, it is essential to establish clear objectives by consulting with relevant stakeholders (1.1). This involves identifying and documenting the specific characteristics of the target group, including their foundation skills and learning needs. Additionally, engaging with stakeholders to understand industry requirements is crucial. To meet the intended goals, one must carefully access, analyse, and select nationally recognised training products while ensuring alignment with the purpose and target group through consultation and confirmation.
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Designing and developing a training strategy
In the second phase of training and assessment development, it's crucial to analyse selected nationally recognised training products to identify required skills and knowledge. Explore various options for designing a training strategy aligned with the purpose, target group, industry requirements, learning environment, training products, and provider. Determine the mode of delivery, entry requirements, and additional criteria. Estimate training duration, schedule sessions, and ensure comprehensive learning resources. Lastly, identify and confirm the availability of human and physical resources for training.
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Designing and developing an assessment strategy
In the third phase of training and assessment development, a systematic approach is vital. Begin by analyzing the selected nationally recognized training products to pinpoint assessment requirements relevant to the assessment strategy design. Document various options for assessment strategy design that consider the training products, target group, industry requirements, assessment environment, and training provider. Identify and document the assessment methods to be used, estimate the time needed for assessment tasks, and integrate the assessment timing into the training schedule. Additionally, identify and document any necessary adjustments to assessments based on the characteristics of the target group. Ensure full coverage of unit competency requirements by identifying and documenting the assessment tools required. Finally, identify and confirm the availability of human and physical resources necessary for the assessment process.
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Finalising a TAS
In the final phase of training and assessment development, collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate the strategy for training and assessment. Act upon the evaluation outcomes and thoroughly document any modifications made to the strategy, ensuring transparency and accountability. Confirm the finalised strategy, meticulously aligning it with legislative, regulatory, and organisational requirements to ensure compliance and effectiveness. This comprehensive approach ensures that the strategy is refined and optimised to meet the intended goals while adhering to all necessary standards and regulations.
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TAEDES511 – Design and develop strategies for training and assessment
About Lesson

Assessments can be classified as either summative or formative. Summative assessments are generally final evaluations used to measure student competencies at the end of an instructional unit, while formative assessments are ongoing processes used to monitor student learning and provide continuous feedback. In this lesson we’ll look at three distinct assessment approaches and explore why each might be used in summative or formative settings. This will assist you in answering Q6 in your assessment

1.Performance-based Assessment

Performance-based assessment is a practical, hands-on approach where students demonstrate their ability to perform specific tasks or skills, often in real-life or simulated environments. This method is closely aligned with occupational standards, making it highly relevant in vocational education.

  • Summative Use: Ideal for summative assessment, this approach directly evaluates a learner’s ability to apply skills in practical scenarios. It provides a clear measure of how well students can perform tasks that reflect real-world job competencies.
  • Formative Use: When used formatively, performance-based assessment allows learners to practice and refine their skills in a supportive environment. It offers opportunities for receiving constructive feedback, aiding in skill enhancement before final evaluations.

2. Portfolio Assessment

In portfolio assessment, learners compile a collection of work that showcases their skills, knowledge, and competencies. This collection, which may include projects, assignments, and other evidence of learning, offers a comprehensive view of the learner’s abilities.

  • Summative Use: As a summative tool, portfolios provide a broad perspective of a learner’s abilities over time. They highlight the progression and depth of understanding across various competencies, making them valuable for holistic evaluation.
  • Formative Use: When used formatively, portfolio assessment encourages ongoing learning and reflection. It allows students to continually add to their portfolio, helping them track their progress and identify areas needing improvement.

3.Written or Oral Examinations

Traditional forms of assessment, such as written or oral examinations, primarily test theoretical knowledge and understanding. They are often crucial in assessing the underpinning knowledge necessary for practical skills.

  • Summative Use: These examinations are effective for summative assessment of theoretical knowledge and understanding. They ensure learners have a firm grasp of essential concepts and principles that underpin practical skills.
  • Formative Use: In a formative context, written or oral exams can be used to assess understanding of concepts at different stages of the learning process. They guide further instruction and help identify areas where additional learning is required.

The choice of assessment approach depends on the learning objectives and the context in which learning occurs. While summative assessments provide a final measure of student competencies, formative assessments play a crucial role in shaping and enhancing the learning journey.