Pre-Training Assessment is conducted to recognize current competency (RCC) and recognition of prior learning (RPL). This assessment is done before the training starts. Listed are reasons why it is needed:
- It allows us to see their mastered competencies.
- It serves as point of reference in assessing our trainees.
- It gives student quick look of future lesson.
Pre-Training Assessment can be done either of the following:
- Learners’ assess themselves using the self-assessment guide
- Trainer assesses learners’ previous experience through portfolio assessment
- Trainer assesses learners’ skills and knowledge through pre-test or diagnostic test
Self-Assessment Guide is a pre-assessment tool to help the candidate and assessor determine what evidence is available, when gaps exist, including readiness for assessment 1.
Portfolio Assessment refers to the process of determining whether an applicant is competent through evaluation of his or her records of achievement
You can confirm authenticity of evidence of competency by:
- Calling or asking personally the signatories and confirm the information listed in certificate of award/employment.
- Calling or visiting the workplace where projects are done.
Pre-Test or Diagnostic Test is a type of formative assessment that involves collecting evidence to diagnose or identify a training need or performance problem. (NVSC Handbook) Prepare the pre-test/diagnostic test according to the guidelines written in the lesson ‘Preparing Assessment Instruments’.
An assessor can use the portfolio assessment and pre-test results as source of evidences and a tool in verifying learner’s current competency and prior learning. Pre-training assessment and analysis is done prior to actual training program.