Principles of Assessment

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This research paper focuses primarily on the area ‘Principles of assessment, different methods, strengths and limitations of these, relevant to their subject area, which can effectively meet the individual needs of learners’, and aims to:-

  • Define and discuss the principles of assessment
  • Identify different methods of assessment, including their strengths and limitations
  • Discuss the methods of assessment are currently used in the author’s subject area
  • Evaluate potential for further inclusion of methods of assessment not currently utilised in the author’s subject area.

Investigation is made into each of the above areas in order to provide an overview of the topic itself, and discuss ways in which this may be implemented in the education sector so that the benefits may be achieved without negative impact on either teaching or learning. Evaluation of the results of the research attempts to indicate methods that can be implemented to achieve a positive result, and identify actual tools that can be used by teachers and tutors in the learning environment.

Target Audience

This research paper is primarily targeted at teachers and tutors in the Adult and Community sector of Adult Education, although it holds definite points of interest to Further and Higher Education lecturers, assessors and curriculum managers in all areas.

Extract: Principals of Assessment

Assessment in education is defined by Wikipedia (2010) as "the process of documenting ... in measurable terms [the] knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs [of a learner]" which can be simplified into simply "the process of checking that learning has occurred" (Wilson, 2008. pp. 272). It is a tool to be used in the delivery of teaching and learning to check that learners have developed a depth of knowledge and understanding in the area being assessed.

Durham University (2009) concur with this definition by stating that "e;[a]ssessment is the process [used to appraise] the knowledge, understanding and skills of its students". It plays a significant role in the modern learning environment by enabling institutions to evaluate and maximise the learning opportunities available to learners and form the basis ...


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