Prepare 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 DEFTST002, 'Prepare testing and evaluation processes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Prepare testing and evaluation processes' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

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. Establish test and evaluation processes

1.1 Confirm drivers for the test and evaluation with stakeholders.

1.2 Develop test plan in accordance with direction from Test and Evaluation Master Plan.

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

1.4 Brief and negotiate with stakeholders to obtain endorsement for testing process.

1.5 Obtain resources.

1.6 Review and analyse scope and objectives.

1.7 Develop a strategy establishing work breakdown structures in order to implement testing process.

1.8 Identify and establish testing infrastructure.

1.9 Identify and establish safety systems and procedures.

1.10 Identify and obtain specialist and technical support relevant to the testing.

1.11 Maintain security and confidentiality of data.

1.12 Establish governance structure and processes as detailed in test plan.

2. Conduct start up activities

2.1 Refine test plans in consultation with steering committee and team members, and include precise details for schedules of activities, milestones and resources.

2.2 Establish and maintain required systems throughout the process in accordance with the complexity of the testing and in line with test plan.

2.3 Confirm team members’ understanding of testing and evaluation and commitment to fulfilling the requirements.

2.4 Confirm team members’ roles and responsibilities for the duration of the process.

2.5 Utilise and apply management tools to achieve outcomes.

3. Manage test and evaluation preparedness

3.1 Integrate all aspects of testing and related processes and establish links to ensure objectives are met in accordance with test plan.

3.2 Establish consultation and reporting mechanisms in accordance with test plan.

3.3 Consult with staff and contractors regularly to discuss progress and to ensure effective results.

3.4 Monitor integration, and review and amend management plans and any related contracts as appropriate, with results reported in accordance with mechanisms identified in test plan.

3.5 Establish ongoing progress monitoring processes against agreed milestones in accordance with test plan, to provide a measure of performance throughout the life of the testing process.

3.6 Plan and establish programmed review of objectives and achievement in accordance with test plan.