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The functions of an Assessment Quality Partner - AQP

An Assessment Quality Partner must, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the Service Level Agreement; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; develop and maintain a national data-bank of instruments for external assessments;publish exemplars of external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO; register assessors and moderators for the external assessments;develop c[...]

Assessment Tools and Instruments

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Although all forms of assessment are concerned with the use of evidence, each form of assessment may have a specific purpose. It is the purpose, which will define the nature, the process and the format of assessment documents and activities.

The purpose of assessment instruments and tools

The purpose of assessment instruments and tools are to collect and record valid, authentic, sufficient and consistent evidence.

Assessment instruments and tools ensure standardisation and the maintenance of the quality of assessment.

An assessor should never do any assessment without prepared assessment instruments or tools.

It is therefore imperative that assessment activities are constantly reviewed and evaluated against national unit standards and the criteria provided by the quality assurance bodies.