Template for validating an assessment tool
Your RTO might choose to validate its training products more often, for example, if risk indicators demonstrate that more frequent validation is required.
Indicators of risk might include: ASQA may also identify certain training products that need more attention.
The requirement in the Standards to undertake validation of assessment judgements does not affect your RTO’s ability to undertake moderation activities, or any other process aimed at increasing the quality of assessment.
You could also work with other RTOs—from the same or different industry areas—and collaboratively validate each other’s assessment practices and judgements.
The recommended/default error level for this scenario is 15%.
However, if your assessment outcomes are varied—for example a mix of competent, competent after multiple attempts, and not competent assessment outcomes— there is a greater chance that the sampled assessments will not reflect the total assessments. Note that when you lower the error level, the sample size will increase.
At least 50 per cent of the training products must be validated in the first three years of the schedule.Validation is a quality review process that confirms your RTO’s assessment system can consistently produce valid assessment judgements.A valid assessment judgement is one that confirms a learner holds all of the knowledge and skills described in a training product.In sampling terms, the error level can also be referred to as the ‘margin of error’.To determine an appropriate sample size, you need to consider how likely it is that the sample assessment outcomes will be a good representation of the total assessment outcomes.