ANTHONY VASSELL ASSIGNMENT 4 :ASSESSING LEARNING & INITIAL ASSESSMENT (WS3)
An important part of training is to identify key areas for the development of both the trainer and the trainee. Initial diagnostic will involve essential questions asked of the learner to ascertain: Where they are in terms of ability and What their goals are and how to achieve them. Questions asked of the learner at the initial prospective inquiry might not always gather enough information. So the trainer may invite the prospective trainee for a 1-1 interview. This may involve the learner taking a Summative assessment. This refers to the assessment of learning at a particular time. After a period of work, e.g. a unit for two weeks, the may sit a test and the trainer marks it to find out how the learners skill level at this point. It may also be used for diagnostic assessment to identify any weaknesses and then build on that using formative assessment.
Summative assessment Is commonly used to refer to assessment of educational faculty by their respective supervisor. Is it a the means used by the faculty member and uniformly applied, with the object of measuring all trainers on the same criteria to determine the levels of performance at the end of sessions to measure achievement. It is the way to evaluate the training faculty and trainers are at the required level. This helps determine their continued employ/deployment. The evaluation usually comes in the form of checklists and occasionally narratives. Areas evaluated include classroom climate, instruction, professionalism and planning and preparation.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FEEDBACK
• The feedback is very important as it
• Helps learners to achieve targets and evaluate performance.
• Motivates and enhances performances by assisting learner to develop their abilities.
• Monitors how much more work needs to be done
• Detailed feedback helps reflection.
Feedback must be seen as effective to both sides....