RTOs are required to develop a comprehensive plan for systematic validation of their assessment practices and results, based on risk, with each training product undergoing validation at least every 5 years.
Each RTO’s training and assessment strategies and practices must: It also aids assessors with the development of their assessment design and review skills. Validation is a quality review of assessment tools and expected outcomes.
It contributes to effective assessment procedures and is part of each RTO’s continuous improvement responsibilities.
When conducted properly a validation acts to promote tools and assessment procedures that reflect the requirements of the relevant training package and can be applied in a range of settings - for actual or simulated workplaces.
This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.For example, in the design of assessment items and tasks related to the NGSS performance expectations, one needs to consider (1) the kinds of conceptual models and evidence that are expected of students; (2) grade-level-appropriate contexts for assessing the performance expectations; (3) essential and optional task design features (e.g., computer-based simulations, computer-based animations, paper-pencil writing and drawing) for eliciting students’ ideas about the performance expectation; and (4) the types of evidence that will reveal levels of students’ understandings and skills.Two prior National Research Council reports have addressed assessment design in depth and offer useful guidance.However, by changing the mode of presentation—for example, using a larger font—the effect of the vision impairment is removed, thus providing the student a fairer opportunity to perform.Appropriate accommodations in the design or administration of a test for students with disabilities may be necessary to improve the validity of the results.This validation process needs to be comprehensive and include all components of the assessment system: the development of items and tasks, the training of teachers on implementation, the scoring and reporting procedures, and any number of statistical analyses that need to be conducted on the outcomes.