The purpose of assessment
Outcomes-based assessment is relevant to all fields and is not limited to education, training and development.
There are various reasons for assessment, namely:
to select and recruit learners for a job,
to monitor individual performance,
to determine training needs,
to assess skills and knowledge,
to recognise prior learning,
to assess training programmes,
to assess the progress of learners on a training programme, and
to assess a candidate’s competence.
Different assessment methods will be used as appropriate to each situation.