Conduct evaluations

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 PSPGEN051, 'Conduct evaluations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Conduct evaluations' 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. Identify the purpose of the evaluation

1.1 Confirm the purpose, scope and terms of reference of the evaluation with key stakeholders and seek approvals.

1.2 Identify the range of documentary evidence, individuals and organisations that can provide specialist input and seek commitment for their contribution to the evaluation.

1.3 Determine information critical to the evaluation to inform the selection of the evaluation methodology and tools.

1.4 Determine ownership of the evaluation data and right of access to the reported results.

2. Identify evaluation methodology and tools

2.1 Identify and communicate to stakeholders the criteria for the evaluation and the audience for evaluation results.

2.2 Select evaluation methods from a range of alternatives to suit the scope, purpose and outcome requirements of the evaluation.

2.3 Select or develop measuring tools and media to ensure valid and reliable evaluation results.

2.4 Formulate an evaluation strategy in consultation with key stakeholders to ensure acceptance and commitment.

2.5 Determine resource needs in accordance with budgetary constraints and source.

2.6 Establish evaluation infrastructure in accordance with evaluation requirements and resource constraints.

3. Implement evaluation

3.1 Define and clarify implementation tasks with stakeholders.

3.2 Implement evaluation strategy and collect, collate and record data against evaluation criteria.

3.3 Manage expectations and identify barriers to the evaluation and address or refer.

3.4 Monitor progress of the evaluation and negotiate changes as needed to timeframes, methodology or tools.

3.5 Analyse data or refer for specialist analysis, and compare results with evaluation criteria.

3.6 Present preliminary results for stakeholder feedback.

3.7 Conduct the evaluation.

4. Report outcomes

4.1 Prepare evaluation report that compares outcomes to the evaluation criteria established at the outset, and provides supporting evidence.

4.2 Make recommendations for action in accordance with the terms of reference, supported by the evaluation outcomes.

4.3 Report unbiased and objective evaluation outcomes in a form and language to suit the intended audience of the report.