2. Understand how to involve learners and others in the assessment process
2.1 Explain why it is important to involve learners and others in the assessment process.
By arranging one to one discussions with students they will get a better understanding of the learning outcomes and on the other hand you as a teacher will understand what to modify in your teaching technique to fully fulfil the needs of the learners.
Giving the students opportunity to provide feedback to the teacher will increase their motivation and involvement as well.
Encouraging students to reflect on their Weaknesses, Aspirations, Interests, and Needs (SWAIN) in learning journals will help them measure their progress and achievements in relation to the assessment criteria.
Involving learners in the assessment process will also provide transparency, which means that the learner will understand the actual criteria, or standard, and how the assessment decisions are made. Once the learner is able to understand the assessment requirements, they can suggest and contribute in to planning the assessment: this will enhance student’s engagement and motivation even more. Learners will also have a greater confidence in the assessment method and the teacher’s judgment. Last but not least involving the student in the assessment allows learning through the process of re-examining their own work.
Other professional are involved as well in the assessment process to ensure quality and standards are met.