Initiate, develop and evaluate adult language, literacy and numeracy resources

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 TAELLN816, 'Initiate, develop and evaluate adult language, literacy and numeracy resources'.
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

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Confirm need for language, literacy and numeracy resource

1.1 Identify possible need for language, literacy and numeracy resource

1.2 Research the language, literacy and numeracy skills and learning strategies to be developed in the resource

1.3 Examine a range of existing resources to identify effective features or methods for addressing language, literacy and numeracy skills

1.4 Evaluate whether existing resources reflect current language, literacy and numeracy research and theoretical understandings of good practice

1.5 Evaluate existing resources for accessibility

1.6 Identify opportunities for contextualising existing resources

2. Establish support for resource development

2.1 Design broad format of resource

2.2 Locate and access funding sources

2.3 Identify suitable stakeholders for a representative consultative group

2.4 Develop effective relationships with relevant experts

2.5 Refine project brief in consultation with stakeholders and relevant experts

2.6 Prepare project plan for sign-off by the representative consultative group

3. Design the adult language, literacy and numeracy resource

3.1 Produce summary of desirable features of resource

3.2 Consider range of design features appropriate to audience

3.3 Agree on best design options with key stakeholders

3.4 Ensure processes comply with relevant policy, legislation, codes of practice and national standards

4. Develop the adult language, literacy and numeracy resource

4.1 Select content appropriate to project brief

4.2 Develop activities to ensure coverage of skills and knowledge

4.3 Reflect theoretical understandings of adult language, literacy and numeracy skill development in the choice and sequencing of content

4.4 Align language, literacy and numeracy content to recognised frameworks to ensure consistent interpretation and delivery

4.5 Seek and review feedback on the draft resource from a wide range of sources and incorporate feedback into the final resource as appropriate

5. Evaluate the resource

5.1 Review design and development process against appropriate evaluation criteria

5.2 Review final product against the brief to ensure it meets all requirements

5.3 Identify a mechanism for ongoing monitoring and responses to feedback