How to Write an Excellent Assessment?
Getting your RTO
training and assessment resources right is crucial for your RTO and its
success. And it is observed that most of the RTOs are found non-compliant for
clause 1.8 (ASQA) during the internal audit. It is mainly because of the issues
with the design of their RTO assessments.
Wrong RTO assessments are risky and require
re-assessing a large number of students which is an expensive nightmare. So,
here a few tips for how you can ensure that the RTO
assessment is robust and get it right from the beginning.
Look at the unit comprehensively:
Instead of using an element-by-element approach for writing your assessment,
build tasks around the desired outcomes. It will give let you identify the most
appropriate assessment method to use for performance evidence.
Write specific and clear instructions to
students: Your students should clearly understand what
they are supposed to do along with what you expect to see. It results in
achieving satisfactory results for each task.
Provide clear guidance to the assessor:
Just like students, provide clear instructions and advice to your assessors
about what do they need to look for.
Create checklists that ensure to meet required
levels of performance: By creating a checklist of the tasks for the assessor
to complete for each student, you can ensure the required levels of performance
needed to achieve a satisfactory result are met.
Mapping: Pay great attention to every small detail when it comes to
mapping. It is crucial to ensure that the right question is mapped in the right