What kind of assessment is useful?

When you think about what kind of assessment and feedback would assist you in professional development, you get close to the idea of useful assessment. Assessment is most useful when it is continuous, constructive and just.

Continuous assessment

  • Assessment is performed along the way – not just at the end.
  • You monitor the development of the student and support learning in its different stages.
  • Assessment is continuous when providing feedback, tutoring sessions and assessment discussions alternate.
  • Continuous assessment leads to further action.

Read more about self-assessment, constructive assessment and criteria-based assessment below.

Self-assessment by the student

  • In self-assessment, the learner assesses his/her own achievements and development targets.
  • Self-assessment supports learning.
  • In the working life skills of the future, self-assessment and the skills of self-awareness will be emphasised.
  • Self-assessment can be utilised as the basis for providing feedback.

Fair and just assessment

  • Assessment is fair and just when it is based on criteria. You do not have to come up with the criteria yourself.
  • The assessment targets of qualifications and units can be found in the vocational qualification requirements. Link to e-requirements.
  • Assessment is also a sensitive activity.  Remember to direct assessment to the development of professional competence and the learning of necessary knowledge and skills.

Assessment enabling development

  • Becoming a professional or developing as a professional does not happen instantly.
  • Development takes place slowly, sometimes in waves.
  • Encouraging and positive feedback is important for us all – also the workplace tutors.
  • When you ask for feedback on tutoring, you get the opportunity for development. That way, you will learn how to direct tutoring in the future.