Let’s talk about competency-based assessment.
In this session john Dwyer will explore what competency and competency-based assessment are. He will look at what evidence is and at different kinds of evidence. Given that evidence is always evidence “of” something, he will talk about looking at activities or products of work as evidence of components of a unit of competency (what is this activity/object actually “evidence of”?) and about deciding what evidence you would need to look for in a given situation. He will talk about gathering evidence against a unit of competency in situations “unique” to the learner.
He will look briefly at the principles and rules that make competency-based assessment work.
He will consider why industry chose “competency-based assessment” rather than “norm-based assessment”.
He will look at the importance of validating assessment processes and tools and the judgements made about learner outcomes. He will compare validation and moderation of student outcomes.
The session will address the following concepts:
- competency-based assessment and norm-based assessment
- formative and summative assessment
- principles of assessment and rules of evidence
- validation and moderation
John is a trainer and consultant with experience in education spanning more than 60 years. He brings extensive Registered Training Organisation (RTO) experience and a comprehensive history in developing and delivering a range of workshops on assessment, compliance, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), moderation and validation processes relating to AQTF/VQF compliance. John is also the foundation secretary of VETIG.