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Need for Assessment for learning

why learning assessment matters
Need for Assessment for learning

There are various kinds of Assessments. For those who are new to Assessment or just starting, the terms can be hard to sort out or simply unfamiliar. Knowing one type of Assessment from another can be a helpful way to understand how best to use Assessment to your advantage.

We will discuss these various kinds of Assessments below:

Diagnostic Assessment: This happens at the beginning of the training to gauge the pre-knowledge of the candidate.

Formative Assessment: Formative Assessments are used in the middle of a training course to determine how the trainees are progressing.

Interim Assessment: Interim Assessments are given across the entire trainees of the company, to compare results of groups of trainees.

Benchmark Assessment: Benchmark Assessments are used to measure the progress of large groups of trainees.

Summative Assessment: Summative Assessment is used to measure success at the end of a checkpoint.

Assessments help you gauge the strengths and weaknesses of each trainee, so you can adjust and guide the learning of the trainees accordingly. By giving grade level Assessments, you can track the performance of the trainees, help them develop and improve their learning.

The most striking thing about the Assessment for Work is that trainers and assessors are not always the same people. In the majority of formal education settings, the people who teach are also the people who assess. There are variations in the integration of the two aspects, but the functions are at the very least integrated within one person, This is sometimes the case with Assessment at the workplace too. The trainers may be supervisors, managers, employers, and trainers from external organizations, who train on the job. These same people may also make assessments of the learning. However, there are also combinations of the role of trainer/teacher/tutor and assessor that may be spread across several different people. This can work as an assessment strength because different assessors can contribute to broader and potentially more valid judgments of achievement than the judgment of an individual assessor.

However, multiple assessors can work against a fair and accurate assessment of an individual unless they are informed about their roles and aware of how their judgments contribute to the overall assessment of an individual’s achievement.

Conclusion: Assessment for Work is of great importance to understand the level of learning of the candidates during their entire training phase. There are various methods used to Assess at various stages of the learning, with the ultimate goal of understanding the learning level of the candidates.