ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Adult Education PTLLS: Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning

Updated on January 12, 2015

The assessment process is very important in learning and equally important is keeping up to date record of learner’s progress and assessment. The assessment record is useful for different reasons and involves teachers as well as learners. In this process the involvement of the learner includes mainly recognise the standards for achievements and make sure to submit on time the assessment activities and keep record of them. The most important types of record that a teacher should keep are mainly the following:

Source

Initial assessment record:

it’s useful to the teacher to record the learners starting point and their personal data. It’s also useful to record some more initial information about the learners to keep in mind for example which learner may need more support, which learner is more confident and which learners is more shy.

Attendance register:

just a basic register to record daily presence and absence of each student for each lesson. This will give the teacher an idea of which learner may fall behind and may need a tutorial lesson. Non attendance could also help the teacher identifying some other issue that the learner may have, which may need referral to other professionals, or it could mean the learners are not fully satisfied with the teaching styles and teaching methods adopted by the teacher.

Scheme of work/ Learning plans:

to make sure each lesson is planned carefully and meet all the standards. It’s also useful to the teacher for ongoing planning of assessment where they can plan any activitiy in order to assess the learners.

Source

ILP (individual learning plan):

it’s a reflective record kept by each learner to track their own progress. This is mainly useful to the learner to set their own goals and record their improvement and basically gain confidence in their own abilities looking at how far they have come.

Assessment register:

where a teacher keeps record of each learner’s progress. This is an ongoing process during the course, as the teacher should keep record of any kind of assessment takes place during the course. For each lesson, the teacher will take note of any sort od assessment such as questions and answers,

Assignment register:

this is basically the record of the learners academic achievements with all the formal assessment proves such as essays, assignments, a basic register to keep record of each learner assignment pass.

Source

Would you be interested in a PTLLS course?

See results

The main reason to keep records is for the teacher to understand how the learners are progressing and achieving learning; if they are, the teaching styles and methods are right so the course is on the right path, if the learners are struggling the teacher may want to consider apporting some changes to the teaching styles. Apart from this first reason a teacher should also consider that in case a substitute teacher may take their place with the class, they need all the records of what the learners have achieved so far. A teacher should also consider that for every course they will have to submit evidences to the internal and external quality assurance. The internal quality assurance is an internal verification that ensure that all the learners have been assessed fairly and consistently following specific standards and it will ensure that there is enough clear evidence of assessment. The external quality assurance is a second verification on the internal work. The main aim of this external inspection is to make sure all the standards are met: making sure that the centre that organise the course and all the planning, delivery and assessment, are up to the national standards; verify the assessment decisions in accordance to national standards. This process of recording and providing evidence is very important especially when an organisation apply for funding in order to run a course.

PTLLS Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning

I really hope you found this summary useful if you are approaching the teaching profession in the lifelong learning sector. There is much more to analyze regarding this topic. If you are interested you may want to read:

© 2014 allamazingstuff

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)