The challenge for teachers and assessors is to collect sufficient evidence of skills development of the learner to contribute to the sufficiency requirement of assessment. Adland learning guides go a long way to achieve this through the tasks and activities designed specifically for the learner. Usually referred to as formative assessment, the Adland learning guide activities, when recorded as the learners progress, contribute to the validity of this assessment.
Fair Assessment = Formative + Summative
Summative assessments such as theory or practical tests reserved for the end of a teaching and learning program, are not necessarily a fair form of assessment. Individual learners deal differently with summative assessments and may not perform well when faced with a “final test or exam”. Formative assessments illustrate a person’s competence by demonstrating understanding and skills development, in a real or simulated environment, over time and not simply a snapshot at a point in time.
Using the ADLAND Learning Guides to support Assessment
The Adland learning guides enable the learners to perform activities as they learn,. This provides the teachers and trainers evidence of learner skills progress.
When deficiencies are identified in the formative assessment work, the teacher has the opportunity to modify their teaching strategy to assist the learner on the go. It’s all too late at the end of the program!
The Adland learning guides are more than just a learning resource. When used as part of the overall teaching and assessment strategy they provide a valuable source of evidence for assessment.
To make the ADLAND Learning Guides work for you here are some simple points to remember:
- provide feedback to your learner on their activities - it’s nice to know how well they’ve done
- record the students completed work so you can monitor progress - it also satisfies the auditors
- adjust the students learning plan to assist in their progress - it's just good teaching practice.
Check out the Adland Website for the latest range of learning guides and prices. We also have a range of assessment tools with more on the way. Keep an eye out for some interactive links in the guides as we move to incorporate additional multi-media.
Yours in education
The Adland Team.