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7 definitions, 16 child terms

The process used to identify, gather and interpret information against the required competencies in a qualification or part qualification in order to make a judgement about a learner’s achievement.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
All methods used to appraise performance by gathering evidence to determine whether learners, trainers, training methodologies, programmes and institutions have achieved the required standards.
Source: ILO 2006, Global
A quality assurance procedure which monitors the quality of teaching and learning and results in a graded judgment about the quality of a VET provider or programme.
Source: OECD 2009
The process of gathering and judging evidence in order to decide whether a person has achieved a standard or objective.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
The sum of methods and processes used to evaluate the attainments (knowledge, know-how, skills and competences) of an individual, and typically leading to certification.
Source: UNEVOC/NCVER 2009, Global
A way of judging learner performance. Assessment methods include: teachers’ feedback; peer group critique; written and oral course work, portfolio development, tests and examinations.
Source: EU Commission AL 2010, Europe
Methods of measuring learner progress, including state approved assessments, non-approved testing, staff evaluation, and self-reporting of learners.
Source: DOE Virginia 2014, Virginia (USA)

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