Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence

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Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence

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Principles of Assessment

Assessment methods must be:

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  • Valid (assess what they say they do)
  • Reliable (other lecturers would make the same judgement with the same evidence)
  • Flexible (students’ needs are taken into account in terms of the methods, the time and the place)
  • Fair (allow all students to demonstrate their competence)

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Rules of Evidence

Assessment tools  must comply with the rules of evidence, for instance, the tool must facilitate the gathering of evidence that is:

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    • Valid (covers all requirements of the unit of competency);
    • Sufficient (enables you to make a decision about competence over time and in different situations)
    • Current (competent performance is contemporaneous)
    • Authentic (is the student’s own work)

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