Participate in assessment validation

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 TAEASS403, 'Participate in assessment validation'.
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. Prepare for validation

1.1 Discuss and confirm the purpose, context and scope of the validation process within relevant assessment system policies and procedures

1.2 Arrange materials for validation activities

1.3 Check all documents used in the validation process for accuracy and version control

1.4 Analyse relevant units of competency and agree on the evidence needed to demonstrate competence

2. Participate in the validation of assessment tools

2.1 Demonstrate active and appropriate participation in validation sessions and activities using agreed communication methods and modes

2.2 Apply principles of assessment and rules of evidence during validation sessions and activities

2.3 Check that context and conditions of assessment include clear instructions for assessor and candidate and relate directly to the assessment conditions of the relevant unit

2.4 Check that tasks to be administered to the candidate include clear and concise instructions and an outline of evidence requirements

2.5 Check that assessment decision-making rules and benchmarks, are clear and enable consistent outcomes

2.6 Check that recording mechanisms are clear and allow for sufficient information to be recorded

2.7 Review and use assessment maps to assist in determining validity of assessment instruments

3. Contribute to validation outcomes

3.1 Discuss validation findings to support improvements in the quality of assessment in a collective environment

3.2 Discuss, agree and record recommendations to improve assessment practice