Determine assessment purposes and methods
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1. Purposes of Assessment
Assessment can be useful before, during, and after training. It serves many purposes.
- guide what
learning is required by individuals or groups of learners--placement within a
- allow learners to
skip training on topics for which they demonstrate skill or prior knowledge;
- used to
establish learning needs for planning what to
- establish a
baseline to demonstrate gains in knowledge and skill after training.
- help learners and
teachers monitor progress;
- provide important
opportunities for practice and feedback that increase learning;
misconceptions and errors before they become ingrained;
motivation by building confidence through incremental success, as opposed to
assessment only at completion.
successful achievement of learning outcomes;
- help guide
students who are prepared to new learning opportunities;
readiness to enter a job by contributing to qualifications;
- in the form of competency assessment, demonstrate adequate skill to fulfill a job responsibility.