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Assessments may be formal or informal and they may be formative or summative.
Assessment tasks vary from informal questions during a learning activity to a formal written tests at the end of a learning program.
Effective formal assessment tasks are transparent, that is the learner knows the purpose of the task, what is expected and how the task will be assessed.
Read more about the qualities of effective formal assessment tasks and how to write an effective formal assessment task.
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Mutual Recognition of qualifications across Australia is a cornerstone of the national VET system.
In the revised 2005 Standards for Registered Training Organisations Standard 9.2 states that 'The RTO must validate its assessment strategies by: i reviewing, comparing and evaluating the assessment processes, tools and evidence contributing to judgements made by a range of assessors against the same competency standard, at least annually ii documenting any action taken to improve the quality and consistency of assessment.' This really handy resource for practitioners contains a lot of practical material to help assessors and Registered Training Organisations maintain the quality of their assessment systems.
A summary of the resource at the in 2003 this publication provides an overview of assessor networks and information necessary for starting up and maintaining a network.