ERIC Number: ED351570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Students in TAFE Colleges: Maintenance of Standards in Internally Assessed Subjects.
Mountney, Peter; Navaratnam, K. K.
An evaluation focused on an analysis of the policy, procedures, and methods for the assessment of students in Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Senior Colleges in Queensland, Australia. A multiple case study methodology was used. Data were collected from a literature review, college visits, visits to other TAFE authorities, group discussions with industry representatives, submissions from TAFE and Senior Colleges, and interviews. The courses selected included certificate, associate diploma, and noncertificate level programs; both apprenticeship and advanced trade courses were included. Findings indicated that a revised policy for internal assessment of students introduced into Queensland TAFE colleges in 1981 remained as current policy in the area of student assessment and moderation and needed to be updated following significant developments in vocational education and training. Colleges regarded the existing policy as a "procedures" rather than a "policy" document and were concerned that functions were imposed on them without appropriate structures for implementing the functions. (Contains 15 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland); TAFE (Australia)
Note: Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, November 26-30, 1991).