What is an Assessment Tool?

The term Assessment Tool is used to describe the instruments and procedures for gathering, recording and evaluating evidence of learner performance.  Instruments may include the activities, questions and assessor guidelines to rate performance.  Procedures may include information and instructions given to the assessor and learner relating to the set up of the task/activity, how it is administered and how evidence is to be recorded.

In accordance with AQTF Essential Standards for Registration, an assessment tool includes:

  • The learning or competency units to be assessed;
  • The target group, context and conditions for the assessment;
  • The task to be administered to the candidate;
  • An outline of the evidence to be gathered from the candidate
  • The evidence criteria used to judge the quality of performance (i.e. the assessment decision making rules:; as well as\
  • The administration, recording and reporting requirements