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The processes of ensuring that specified standards or requirements for teaching, learning, education administration, assessment and the recording of achievements have been met.
Access resource, available in EnglishThis standard glossary of terms defines and clarifies the core terminology relating to the development and implementation of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Ways in which evidence for qualification is collected, interpreted and used, it has both a disciplinary and developmental role, attempting to overcome the conventionally recognised difficulty of nurturing and judging performance at the same time.
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Quality assurance encompasses any activity that is concerned with assessing and improving the merit or the worth of a development intervention or its compliance with given standards. Note: examples of quality assurance activities include appraisal, RBM, reviews during implementation, evaluations, etc. Quality assurance may also refer to the assessment of the quality of a portfolio and its development effectiveness.
Access resource, available in English, French, SpanishEvaluation is a field where development partners – often with widely differing linguistic backgrounds – work together and need to use a common vocabulary. [...] The selection of terms and their definitions in the attached glossary have been carefully discussed and analysed and have benefited from advice and inputs, notably from DAC [Development asistance committee] Members and the academic evaluation community.
Processes and procedures for ensuring that qualifications, assessment and programme delivery meet certain standards.
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Is defined as a planned and systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that the product, its components, packaging, and labeling are acceptable for their intended use. Whereas the term certification is the authoritative act of determining compliance with agreed requirements.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018)
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