Designing and developing assessments that will be fit for purpose is a definite skill set.

And when it comes to assessment tools, there’s a broad range of examples that fall on the spectrum of ‘good to not so good’.

As part of this series on Designing and Developing Assessment Tools, join Michelle Charlton as she shares some vital pointers that will augment your current knowledge linked to the unit of competency TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools. This is a unit held by every trainer who has, and works under, the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. It’s also a unit many people struggle with, and one that underpins why 75% of RTOs struggle with assessment at audit time.

In part one, we’ll look at a broad overview of elements 1 and 2 from the unit: Determine the focus of the assessment tool and Design the assessment tool. This is where the planning for the assessment tool takes place – Who will be using it? How must it be designed to suit specific delivery purposes? What types of evidence need to be collected? How should the evidence be collected? What options should be/could be built into the tools? How are these tools to be used and who will administer them?

Rather than a blow-by-blow recap of the learning and assessment activities to achieve this competency in the first place, this session will highlight key areas that are often overlooked in the planning stages and show examples from the spectrum of ‘good to not so good’ as tangible benchmarks for getting it right.

Even if you are not developing materials but are buying them off the shelf, it is imperative to have a full understanding of TAEASS502 so that you can effectively contextualise and gap fill assessment tools as required!

Part two will look at developing assessment tools and part three will be built around attendee questions and samples for feedback.

Other Details:

    Recorded - 20 October 2020

    Duration - Approx. 1h 15mins

    Access - 14 days from date of purchase

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    Designing Assessment Tools

    • M Charlton Designing Assessment Tools 20.10.20

About your presenter

Michelle Charlton

As the Principal of her organisation, Michelle works with her team to provide specialised VET and RTO support services including:

  • Writing and resource development
  • Assessment review
  • Assessment marking
  • Assessment validation
  • Professional Development information and activities

Michelle is an experienced presenter and facilitator, a qualified trainer and assessor, and has industry qualifications and experience in project management, leadership and management, training and education, and business operations. 

She holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Adult and Vocational Education, and Training and Development.

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