INTERNAL ASSESSMENT POLICY
|This is the policy and arrangements for||The Academy Hub|
|Overall and final responsibility of the policy:||Josh Campbell|
|Day to day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to:||Internal Assessor|
- Statement of purpose.
- Learner responsibilities.
- Assessor responsibilities.
- Internal Verifier responsibilities.
- Assessment methods.
- Maintaining the quality of assessment.
- Unsatisfactory Assessment.
- Recording and monitoring of Evidence.
A – Descriptions of individual assessment methods.
1. Statement of purpose
Tutors/Assessors are employed by The Academy Hub either on a permanent or freelance basis. The assessment process is designed to provide consistent support for learners to achieve the aim of the qualification and meet the criteria and standards required for each unit.
The Internal Verifier, Awarding body and Partners reserve the right to attend any teaching/assessing session being provided on behalf of The Academy Hub.
2. Learner responsibilities
All learners are responsible for: –
- Ensuring all tasks and activities designated by the tutor/assessor are completed within the timescales set.
- Providing suitable evidence that is valid, authentic, reliable, current and sufficient to meet the requirements of the qualification aim.
- Managing the e-portfolio to upload and provide the necessary evidence for the assessor to make a judgment and assessment decision.
- Responding to feedback and making use of development opportunities to further enhance personal skills and knowledge.
- Managing the e-portfolio including assessment planning, maintaining an audit trail of evidence and assessment decisions.
- Ensuring learner evidence is valid, authentic, reliable, current, sufficient and is signed and dated.
- Assessing the learner evidence against NOS and the assessment criteria as stipulated by the awarding body.
- Observing, guiding and supporting each learner throughout the learning process.
- Providing interim and summative feedback to learners during the assessment process as well as at the end of each completed assessment task.
- Sampling of learner portfolios to include mandatory and optional units at all levels.
- Sampling a range of assessment methods.
- Sampling of learners at different locations.
- Observing assessor practice twice a year.
- Scheduling of Standardisation meetings at regular intervals.
- Oral question and answer
- Written question and answer
- Role play/simulation
- Written description
- Practical demonstration
- Group discussion
- Work place experience
- Witness testimony
- Reflective diary
- Production of artifact
- Report/ project
- Case Study
- Maximising assessment opportunities by holistic assessment.
- Assessment through a range of assessment methods to demonstrate a range of techniques.
- The provision of interim advice and support at the earliest opportunity.
- Using naturally occurring activities as platforms to capture evidence.
- Providing assessment tasks that incorporate a variety of learning outcomes.
- Capturing feedback from learners and assessment results to review and further improve the quality of the assessments and/or delivery.
3. Assessor responsibilities
All assessors, whether fully qualified or working towards formal assessor qualification, are responsible for: –
4. Internal Verifier responsibilities
All Internal Verifiers are responsible for
Please note: Sections 2,3,4 do not provide an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
5. Assessment methods
All assessments made must be fair, valid, authentic and reliable and a range of assessment methods must be used to provide evidence and demonstrate competence.
The range of assessment methods include:
See Appendix A for full list and descriptions.
6. Maintaining the quality of assessment
The Quality Assurance strategy identifies that the quality of assessment can be enhanced through: –
7. Unsatisfactory assessment
In the event of a challenge being made to an assessment judgment made by the assessor, feedback will be given to the learner using the relevant feedback section within the e-portfolio. Corrective action is to be carried out prior to re-submission and re-assessment.
Should the issue be contested, an alternative assessor or Internal Verifier can be called upon to provide an independent opinion.
8. Recording and Monitoring of Evidence
All learners will complete and e-portfolio of evidence accessed by designated individuals. The e-portfolio will provide an audit trail of evidence, assessments and achievements for each learner.
All records will be retained for the period of 3 years from completion of qualification for audit purposes.
The Internal Verifier, Awarding body and Partners reserve the right to access any learner e-portfolio being provided on behalf of The Academy Hub.