ERIC Number: ED434254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Assessor Training Programs. Review of Research.
Anecdotal and conceptual research on assessor training programs in Australia since 1990 was reviewed to determine research priorities for the next 3 years and to identify the research's implications for policymakers and practitioners concerned with training assessors for three settings: formal training, workplace training, and human resource management. Special attention was paid to the content and value of assessor training and organizations and individuals involved in assessor training. Areas identified as requiring further investigation included the following: range and characteristics of existing assessor training courses; impact of assessor training on assessment behaviors and quality of judgment; impact of assessor training on individuals being assessed in terms of learning, motivation, and feedback; impact of assessor training on enterprise productivity; and validity and reliability of research assessment approaches. Recommendations for policymakers and practitioners included the following: (1) include interpersonal skills in assessor standards; (2) tighten accreditation procedures to ensure that all assessment competencies are covered, that assessor trainers are qualified, and that the assessment process is rigorous and includes on-the-job components; (3) provide for ongoing auditing of assessor training courses; (4) promote specialist units more aggressively; (5) ensure that all assessors (including Technical and Further Education lecturers) are qualified assessors; and (6) establish a national register of assessors. (Contains 42 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Evaluators, Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, State of the Art Reviews, Training Methods, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia