Completing The Assessment Portfolio Memory Survey

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Completing The Assessment Portfolio Memory Survey - Quiz

Now that you have watched all six episodes of the short training programme on portfolio building, why not take our Memory Survey so that you can see how much you’ve taken in? You’ll get feedback on any incorrect answers and you can even print out a certificate at the end. The whole thing should take around five minutes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the main purpose of your qualification? Choose one answer.

    • A.

      To satisfy an employer.

    • B.

      To improve government’s education statistics.

    • C.

      To enable you to gain new skills and understanding.

    • D.

      To make work for assessors.

    Correct Answer
    C. To enable you to gain new skills and understanding.
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episode 1 of the training programme: ‘Building a rewarding portfolio of evidence‘.

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  • 2. 

    What is the purpose of your portfolio? Choose one, more or all answers.

    • A.

      To enable you to demonstrate your skills and understanding.

    • B.

      To enable an assessor to formally evaluate your skills and understanding.

    • C.

      To help you seek out a variety of learning opportunities to broaden your experience. 

    • D.

      As a reference resource for your future professional work role.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To enable you to demonstrate your skills and understanding.
    B. To enable an assessor to formally evaluate your skills and understanding.
    C. To help you seek out a variety of learning opportunities to broaden your experience. 
    D. As a reference resource for your future professional work role.
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episodes 1, 4 and 5 of the training programme.

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  • 3. 

    What does comparing evidence of your work to the Performance Criteria in the Unit Specifications enable you to do? Choose one, more or all answers.

    • A.

      Identify any criteria not covered by the evidence.

    • B.

      Plan additional strategies to meeting any missed criteria.

    • C.

      Decide whether or not to work on any missing criteria.

    • D.

      Identify all of the criteria you have met.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Identify any criteria not covered by the evidence.
    B. Plan additional strategies to meeting any missed criteria.
    D. Identify all of the criteria you have met.
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episode 4 of the training programme: ‘Using the Unit Specification creatively’.

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  • 4. 

    ‘OBS’ is an abbreviation for:

    Correct Answer(s)
    Observation Record, Observation
    Explanation
    The abbreviation "OBS" stands for "Observation Record, Observation." This suggests that the term is used to refer to a record or documentation of observations made in a particular context. It could be used in various fields such as scientific research, medical practice, or even in educational settings where observations are recorded for evaluation or assessment purposes. The abbreviation encompasses both the act of observing and the subsequent documentation of those observations.

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  • 5. 

    Who is allowed to supply a ‘Witness testimony’? Choose one answer.

    • A.

      Your trainer or assessor.

    • B.

      The boss of the company you work for.

    • C.

      A friend or family member who enjoys watching you work.

    • D.

      A person qualified to make a professional judgement about what they’ve seen.

    Correct Answer
    D. A person qualified to make a professional judgement about what they’ve seen.
    Explanation
    If your trainer or assessor observed you, this would be classed as an ‘Observation Record’.

    You may wish to review episode 2 of the training programme: ‘Types of evidence’.

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  • 6. 

    ‘Photographs are not permissible as evidence of learning’.  True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Photographs can be rich sources of evidence of learning. You may wish to review episode 2 of the training programme: ‘Types of evidence’.

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  • 7. 

    Which description is most appropriate for the evidence type: ‘Work product’? Choose one answer.

    • A.

      Something physical you make with your hands.

    • B.

      Something you produce while working – whatever your job.

    • C.

      A document.

    • D.

      A brick wall.

    Correct Answer
    B. Something you produce while working – whatever your job.
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episode 2 of the training programme: ‘Types of evidence’.

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  • 8. 

    ‘APL’ stands for:

    Correct Answer
    Accreditation of prior learning
    Explanation
    APL stands for Accreditation of Prior Learning. This term refers to a process where an individual's previous learning or experiences are assessed and recognized for academic or professional purposes. It allows individuals to receive credit or exemptions for certain courses or qualifications based on their prior knowledge and skills. APL is commonly used in educational institutions and professional organizations to acknowledge and validate the learning that has taken place outside of traditional classroom settings.

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  • 9. 

    A Professional discussion should be led by the assessor. True or false

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If the assessors leads the discussion, this would be classed as Questioning.
    You may wish to review episode 2 of the training programme: ‘Types of evidence’.

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  • 10. 

    What are the two rules when devising your own Unique Referencing System? Choose two answers.

    • A.

      Different systems can be used for different units.

    • B.

      Each number must be unique.

    • C.

      The same system must be used throughout the whole portfolio.

    • D.

      The same number must be used for all pieces of evidence that relate to the same unit.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Each number must be unique.
    C. The same system must be used throughout the whole portfolio.
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episode 3 of the training programme: ‘Adding unique reference numbers’.

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  • 11. 

    The purpose of the ‘Contents: Summary’ page is to give a brief overview of the sections of the portfolio. What is the purpose of the ‘Contents: Detail’ page? Choose one, more or all answers.

    • A.

      To act as chapter headings throughout the portfolio.

    • B.

      To enable a reader to find a specific piece of evidence quickly.

    • C.

      To monitor your progress through the qualification.

    • D.

      To monitor the formal assessment and verification of the portfolio.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To act as chapter headings throughout the portfolio.
    B. To enable a reader to find a specific piece of evidence quickly.
    C. To monitor your progress through the qualification.
    D. To monitor the formal assessment and verification of the portfolio.
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episode 5 of the training programme: ‘Monitoring progress and navigating your portfolio’.

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  • 12. 

    What is the purpose of the ‘Unit Tracking Sheet’? Choose one, more or all answers.

    • A.

      To record evidence against specific performance criteria.

    • B.

      They are not needed as they duplicate the ‘Contents: Detail’ sheet.

    • C.

      To monitor progress through the qualification.

    • D.

      To record how different performance criteria can be claimed by multiple pieces of evidence. 

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To record evidence against specific performance criteria.
    C. To monitor progress through the qualification.
    D. To record how different performance criteria can be claimed by multiple pieces of evidence. 
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episode 5 of the training programme: ‘Monitoring progress and navigating your portfolio’.

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  • 13. 

    How many performance criteria can a single piece of evidence cover? Choose one answer.

    • A.

      All of them.

    • B.

      All of them within an individual unit.

    • C.

      All that are directly related to it.

    • D.

      All that are directly related to it; providing the evidence is of sufficient quantity and quality.

    Correct Answer
    D. All that are directly related to it; providing the evidence is of sufficient quantity and quality.
    Explanation
    Take care to self assess the sufficiency of your evidence before seeking advice from your assessor. This will greatly improve your ability to learn independently.
    You may wish to review episode 5 of the training programme: ‘Monitoring progress and navigating your portfolio’.

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  • 14. 

    What is the purpose of the ‘Contents: Evidence cross-reference matrix’’? Choose one, more or all answers.

    • A.

      It is not needed as it duplicates the ‘Unit Tracking Sheets’.

    • B.

      To enable you to search your portfolio using the titles of your pieces of work.

    • C.

      To show how each piece of evidence relates to the different units in the qualification.

    • D.

      It’s the only place that Unique Reference Numbers are collected.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. To enable you to search your portfolio using the titles of your pieces of work.
    C. To show how each piece of evidence relates to the different units in the qualification.
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episode 5 of the training programme: ‘Monitoring progress and navigating your portfolio’.

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  • 15. 

    What are the benefits of using the ‘Contents' pages and ‘Unit Tracking Sheets’? Choose one, more or all answers.

    • A.

      They enable you to keep track of your progress.

    • B.

      They enable you to claim competence against specific performance/assessment criteria.

    • C.

      They enable your assessor and verifiers to quickly navigate your evidence base.

    • D.

      They will enable you to search your portfolio for useful reference material in the future.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. They enable you to keep track of your progress.
    B. They enable you to claim competence against specific performance/assessment criteria.
    C. They enable your assessor and verifiers to quickly navigate your evidence base.
    D. They will enable you to search your portfolio for useful reference material in the future.
    Explanation
    You may wish to review episode 5 of the training programme: ‘Monitoring progress and navigating your portfolio’.

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