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What is an Assessment Standard?
« on: August 22, 2015, 12:03:02 PM »
DBE - Department of Basic Education Definition

Assessment standards describe the level at which learners should demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcome(s) and the ways (depth and breadth) of demonstrating their achievement. They are grade specific and show how conceptual progression will occur in a Learning Area. They embody the knowledge, skills and values required to achieve learning outcomes. They do not prescribe method.

SAQA Definition - DHET
In general, assessment in education and training is about collecting evidence of learners’ work so that judgements about learners’ achievements, or non-achievements, can be made and decisions arrived at.

The decisions may have to do with the learner –
• Is the learner able to do a certain job?
• Is the learner able to embark on a particular course of study?
• What other learning does the learner need to do in order to be deemed qualified?

It may also have to do with the learning programme –
• What is the quality of the programme?
• What improvements or changes are needed?

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