There is a need to demonstrate that the purpose of assessment is clear and meaningful for the learner, Dan Pinnell says
In most organisations, training and assessment is the key to setting targets for people to achieve, to gain qualifications, become more skilled, more productive and to better themselves.
We work with adults and young people not in education, training or employment (NEETs) often with no formal education qualifications such as Maths or English GCSEs and some people may struggle to even read or write.
For young people with no qualifications, training and assessment can often be life-changing in terms of providing people with their first ever acknowledged achievement in gaining a qualification. This in turn provides confidence and a feeling of self-worth as they take their first steps towards mapping out a future career path.
The training needs to be interactive and easy to deliver for the practitioner so the young people don’t lose interest, particularly as the training can range from sports education and qualifications through to foundation learning skills.
With computer, tablet and smartphone use in particular so high with young people a large part of the training is delivered online as it’s the environment in which they are most comfortable learning.