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ERIC Number: ED476326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-841-6
Initial Assessment: A Learner Centred Process.
Green, Muriel
This document contains a booklet and companion CD-ROM that introduce and describe a learner-centered assessment process for assessing students' basic skills upon entry into post-16 provision at further education colleges in the United Kingdom. After introducing the concept of learner-centered assessment, the booklet outlines a comprehensive, holistic approach to assessment that includes the following activities: matching programs to learners' interests, aspirations, abilities, and needs; identifying levels of study or work; identifying individual strengths and learning needs; and assessing and responding to learning styles. Discussed next are the following aspects of managing the assessment process: consistency; staff confidence and competence; standardized administrative systems; and quality assurance. The remaining 50% of the booklet presents case studies of the four colleges whose practices are highlighted on the CD-ROM and a checklist for improving initial assessment. The appendix presents pertinent definitions. The CD-ROM is designed as an interactive flexible resource for free exploration of the initial assessment process. It uses video clips from actual college practice to illustrate the student-centered assessment process and explore issues related to assessment. (Materials that are being used at the case study colleges, including checklists, sample letters and student forms, questionnaires, and a tutor guide to learning preferences have been printed from the CD-ROM and are included.) (MN)
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (50 British pounds). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: For full text of booklet:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: Learning and Skills Council, Coventry (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom