Plan assessment activities and 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 TAEASS401, 'Plan assessment activities and 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.

1. Determine the assessment approach

1.1 Identify the candidate and confirm the purposes and context of the assessment with relevant people according to legal, organisational and ethical requirements

1.2 Identify and access applicable industry or workplace standards for the assessment, and any specific assessment requirements

2. Prepare the assessment plan

2.1 Analyse units of competency and assessment requirements to identify evidence needed to demonstrate competence, according to the rules of evidence

2.2 Select assessment methods and instruments to support the collection of defined evidence, taking into account the context in which the assessment will take place

2.3 Develop the assessment plan and gain approval from relevant stakeholders

3. Identify modification and contextualisation requirements

3.1 Use information from the candidate and, where relevant, the candidate's workplace to identify contextualisation needs

3.2 Check advice provided by the training package or course developer relevant to identified contextualisation needs

3.3 Analyse existing assessment tools and record amendments required to address identified contextualisation needs

3.4 Determine opportunities for integrated assessment activities and record any changes required to assessment tools

4. Develop the assessment instruments

4.1 Analyse available assessment instruments for their suitability for use, and identify any required modifications

4.2 Develop assessment instruments to meet the required standard and specific workplace/candidate needs

4.3 Map assessment instruments against the unit or course requirements

4.4 Write clear instructions for the candidate and assessor regarding the use of assessment instruments

4.5 Check and confirm that draft assessment instruments meet required standards and specific workplace/candidate needs and record outcomes of checks