Plan testing and evaluation processes

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 DEFTST001, 'Plan testing and evaluation processes'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Identify testing requirements and undertake scoping

1.1 Analyse the need for testing.

1.2 Undertake definition study where necessary, to determine scope of testing process.

1.3 Complete scoping, identifying rationale for the testing that includes purpose and outcomes.

1.4 Identify and canvas stakeholders to ensure that their requirements are addressed in planning.

2. Determine testing methodology

2.1 Undertake research and analysis to identify impacts and risks, constraining factors and alternate options.

2.2 Analyse methodology technical feasibility, supportability and cost effectiveness and report outcome to key stakeholders.

2.3 Assess alternatives for testing design.

2.4 Identify and report preferred option that fits organisational requirements.

2.5 Consult relevant specialists to determine extent of potential risks.

2.6 Prepare business case and obtain approvals to proceed with test development.

3. Develop test and evaluation plans

3.1 Define aims, objectives and impacts in test plan and timeframes.

3.2 Identify resources to complete quality deliverables on time and within budget.

3.3 Determine test methods by consideration of resource constraints, environmental constraints, evidence requirements, existing capabilities and their compatibility with existing procedures.

3.4 Record testing outcomes in measurable and achievable forms.

3.5 Develop indicators to monitor test performance and seek agreement by relevant parties.

3.6 Investigate potential risks and identify them in the plan.

3.7 Establish a risk management process to analyse information and options.

3.8 Clarify and agree on skills, roles and responsibilities of team members and stakeholders, and identify reporting requirements.

3.9 Address management of test parameters in the plan and design evaluation criteria.

3.10 Design and document planning process utilising management tools, in accordance with test and users’ requirements, in consultation with specialists.

4. Finalise test plans

4.1 Maintain security and confidentiality of data.

4.2 Promulgate and maintain test plans.