Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment
Explain the functions of internal quality assurance in learning and development
The responsibility of internal quality assurance in learning and development include monitoring the quality of assessment decisions, ensuring consistent and reliable assessment judgements are made across Vista Training Solutions. Also have a strategic plan in place to highlight any problems, trends and development needs of assessors. As an IQA function it’s also to ensure all procedures and policies within Vista training solution are adhered to and maintained by staff.
Overall this is in way to ensure learners can achieve qualifications, assessors are making the correct assessment judgements and Vista training is offering a high-quality service. IQA activities also ensure staff working within Vista Training solutions are qualified and competent to mentor and assess the candidates as they are central of the whole process of quality assurance.
Explain the key concepts and principles of the internal quality assurance of assessment
Key concept as a quality assurance of assessment is to ensure that quality standards are met throughout learner’s journey. This would be done by meeting with the assessor and having an assessment plan in place to support the assessor. As this will ensnsure accuracy and consistency of assessment decisions made by assessors are meeting the standards.
identifying issues and trends that develop
supporting and developing assessors and tutors
ensuring accountability for assessment decisions and quality standards, awarding body procedures and policies are maintained
ensuring achievement made by learners and judged by assessors is recognised and meets the grading criteria
ensuring the correct and appropriate assessment strategies are used by assessors
ensuring confidently of the learner and provider are maintained at all timesensuring sampling both interim and summative is occurring.
Internal quality assurance principles include; ensuring standardisation activities take place, assessment decisions embrace inclusion, equality is promoted with learners and the diversity of learners is valued by all staff. IQA ensures fairness is apparent in all assessment judgements and that clear and auditable records are held securely within a provider.
Other principles of IQA include maintaining health and safety practices, ensuring all centre employees have access to training and CPD activities. IQA must also ensure assessors and staff members are motivated and that clear communication between all provider employees takes place regularly.