Textbook: Principles and Practices of Assessment


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ATC Training courses include online learning resources and our workbook. This is not an essential book, although our learners do find it useful to complete the theory unit and as further reading.

This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an assessor in the further education and skills sector. Whether you are a new or an experienced assessor, this book will guide you through the relevant principles and practices to enable you to become an assessor; improve your job role; and/or work towards a relevant assessment qualification.

The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in a really accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of assessment in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed assessment documents. It is a comprehensive text, covering:

  • principles of
  • assessment
  • planning for assessment
  • types and methods of assessment
  • assessment practice
  • giving feedback
  • recording progress and achievement
  • quality assurance
  • evaluation

The updated 4th edition includes new content on:

  • the assessor coach role
  • end-point assessment
  • the role of technology in assessment and quality assurance
  • online assessment
  • theories, principles and models of reflection and evaluation