Explain the purposes and types of assessment used in education and training.

You are required to write an essay on the use and effectiveness of various assessment methods and techniques. The essay must be broken down into the following sections:

1. Explain the purposes and types of assessment used in education and training.

2. Analyse the effectiveness of assessment methods in relation to meeting the individual needs of learners.

3. Analyse theories, principles and models of assessment (Unit 3: AC 3.1). Explain ways in which these can be applied in practice to assess learning.

. Give three examples of how your assessment practice has made use of these theories, principles and models.

4. Analyse the role and use of initial and diagnostic assessment in agreeing individual learning goals.

5. Explain the function of self-assessment and self-evaluation in the quality cycle

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