Analyse information

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CSCITL502, 'Analyse information'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1 Reduce and describe information

1.1 Identify information to be subjected to analysis.

1.2 Sort and classify information into a suitable format for analysis and interpretation from facts.

1.3 Review the reduction and description processes to determine the relevance and importance of the information, and make improvements where necessary.

1.4 Archive information not used in the reduction and description process to facilitate future reference.

2 Analyse and interpret information

2.1 Establish premise statements from information using deductive reasoning.

2.2 Ensure consistency of interpretations by applying sound inductive and deductive reasoning.

3 Develop inferences

3.1 Test possible interpretations to review credibility and consistency with new information.

3.2 Refine and consolidate interpretations to ensure strength of inferences.

3.3 Clearly state any assumptions made in the formation of inferences to inform clients and users.

3.4 Formulate sound inferences from facts and the refined and consolidated interpretations.

3.5 Ensure the chain of reasoning in formulating inferences is clear and transparent to users and clients.

3.6 Review inferences to identify and address any errors in reasoning.

3.7 Seek further information where gaps are identified.

3.8 Assess relationship between the inferences developed and the probable interpretations and report to ensure validity and compliance with agency guidelines.

3.9 Develop sound recommendations and report to inform users of intelligence analysis outcomes.