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The basic principles of outcomes-based assessment

     It is based on national standards or specific outcomes
     Learning outcomes are assessed.
     The assessment practice needs to be relevant to the specific outcomes.
     Assessment must be valid, fair, authentic and consistent.

It is important that appropriate assessment methods are selected. Assessment methods have to be:

     suitable to the performance being assessed,
     fair, and should not inhibit or interfere with performance,
     integrated with work or learning,
     manageable in terms of available resources,
     cost-effective, and
     sufficient and efficient.

This assessment approach is also applicable across disciplines and departments.
The evidence collected has to prove competency and therefore has to be:

    • valid and fit for purpose,
    • direct and collected from activities during actual performance
    • authentic, so that the evidence judged can be attributed to the person being assessed,
    • sufficient to establish that all assessment criteria have been met, and that performance to the required standard could be repeated with consistency.

Require evidence of

     Knowledge
     Process
     Product