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The Strength and Limitations of 4 different Assessment Methods

The Strength and Limitations of 4 different Assessment Methods
The Strength and Limitations of 4 different Assessment Methods
1—Observation- By watching the learner perform the necessary skills

 Strength

  • –It enables skills to be seen live
  • –To enables mistakes to be easily spotted when made so learners can learn more
  • –The method of assessment is reliable since evidence has been seen
  • –It is a fair method as the learner is within his or her own environment

  Limitation

  • Timing has to be arranged to suit all learners
  • No permanent records unless visually taken
  • Assessor might not be objectives with decisions

2     Questions

 Strength

  • –Can easily promote and challenge the learner
  • –Some learners tend to prefer this style of learning
  • –can be long or short essay style of questions

 

 Limitation

  • –Can be closed or open questions which doesn’t really demonstrate knowledge
  • –written work might be plagiarized

3      Work Products: Actual work produced by the learner such as report, appraisal, letters, emails and other products to show that the learner has done something.

 Strength

  • –The final work can be seen by the assessor
  • –It gives ownership to the learner who is responsible for putting together their own evidence

 Limitation

  • –They are never sufficient in isolation and has to be used in conjunction with other evidence

4      Witness Testimony: A written and signed statement by an appropriate person attesting to what the leaner has done or can do

Strength

  • The statement can confirm competence and knowledge for situations which might not normally occur and/or when the assessor cannot be present

 Limitation

  • -The learner must confirm the suitability of the person giving the statement and also the authenticity of the written statement.

 

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