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TVETipedia Glossary

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(Skills assessment) All methods used to appraise performance by gathering evidence to determine whether learners, trainers, training methodologies, programmes and institutions have achieved the required standards.

The process of gathering and judging evidence in order to decide whether a person has achieved a standard or objective.

NCVER (Australia), VOCEDplus: Glossary of VET, (accessed 12/2022)

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.

OECD, Glossary of terms used in the international survey of VET systems, 2009

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.

SAQA (South Africa), TVET Standard Glossary of Terms, 2013

A way of judging learner performance. Assessment methods include: teachers’ feedback; peer group critique; written and oral course work, portfolio development, tests and examinations.

EU, European Adult Learning Glossary, Level 2, 2010

Methods of measuring learner progress, including state approved assessments, non-approved testing, staff evaluation, and self-reporting of learners.

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