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Principles and Practices of Assessment

Principles and Practices of Assessment
A guide for assessors in the FE and skills sector

Fourth Edition

May 2021 | 248 pages | Learning Matters
This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an assessor in the further education and skills sector.  Whether you are a new or an experienced assessor, this book will guide you through the relevant principles and practices to enable you to become an assessor; improve your job role; and/or work towards a relevant assessment qualification.

The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in a really accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of assessment in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed assessment documents. 
It is a comprehensive text, covering:
• principles of assessment
• planning for assessment
• types and methods of assessment
• assessment practice
• giving feedback
• recording progress and achievement
• quality assurance
• evaluation

This updated 4th edition includes new content on:
• the assessor coach role 
• end-point assessment 
• the role of technology in assessment and quality assurance
• online assessment
• theories, principles and models of reflection and evaluation

1 Principles of assessment
2 Planning for assessment
3 Practices of assessment
4 Using technology for assessment
5 Making decisions and providing feedback
6 Quality assurance of assessment
7 Reflective practice, evaluation, and continuing professional development

This book is an excellent resource and contains all information reqiured to support your TAQA units course.

Mr Peter Craig Bergelin
Vocational Education, Coleg Y Cymoedd (Ystrad Mynach)
October 19, 2022

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