Definitions and Terms
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Able to do a task (this is ‘skill’).
The process of certification. ISO defines
‘accreditation’ as… ‘the formal
recognition by an independent body, generally known as an accreditation body,
that a certification body operates according to international standards.’
An evaluation and demonstration of understanding against the learning outcomes. Assessments are conducted against specified criteria. These criteria are specified by a subject matter expert: they are not based on other students’ performances.
An assessment can be:
An ‘outcome-based’ assessment means the assessment must be ‘evidence-based’, and:
issue certificates for qualifications to formally recognise the achievements of
individuals. They quality assure the
delivery and assessment of those qualifications.’