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ERIC Number: ED472437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-688-X
Self-Assessment and Development Planning for Adult and Community Learning Providers.
Kenway, Mike; Reisenberger, Anna
This document is designed to help adult and community learning (ACL) services across the United Kingdom complete the annual self-assessment reports (SARs). The guide begins with background information on the purposes of self-assessment, the new context of ACL and the elements and format of the new SARs. The remaining four sections examine the following steps in the self-assessment process: (1) preparing for self-assessment (establishing why self-assessment is being conducted, what will be self-assessed, and when and how the self-assessment will be conducted); (2) conducting self-assessment (identifying and systematically gathering key evidence, identifying strengths and weaknesses, drafting the SAR, deciding grades, moderating and validating judgments/grades, and agreeing on changes); (3) development planning (producing a development plan, obtaining required approval, monitoring actions systematically, reporting on progress regularly, updating the development plan); and (4) reviewing the self assessment and development planning process (identifying whom to consult and needed changes in the process). The following items are appended: (1) the Adult Learning Inspectorate areas of learning and inspection with examples of adult education courses; (2) Learning and Skills Council (LSC) criteria for effective self-assessment; (3) a checklist for preparing for self-assessment and development planning; (4) LSC criteria for effectiveness development planning; and (5) a list of 23 sources of further information. (MN)
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. A1144, free). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).; National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom