There are a number of informal methods that could be used periodically by the instructor to ensure progress. It is important to note that me asurement is not based on a “ PassFail;” it is understood that the learner sees the value in improving their skill level and will continue to develop their skills until they are comfortable and confident in performing the required tasks. Informal Evaluation Methods:
- Provide o pportunities and sim ple record ing forms for the learner to asse ss their progress.
- Review individual assessments on a regular basis against the curricula framework
- Pay particular attention to those identified as potential “early leavers” to ensure they are moving forward as anticipated.
- Pay attention to those who experience unanticipated difficulties in the group environment.
- Document observations of performance in class
- Develop a rubrics for a particular objective that can be shared with students Formal Evaluation:
- Where a more formal evaluation approach is desired, the instructors or learners could design and complete a structured checklist (see sample checklist in Appendices).
Mastery of skills at the highest level using the application to the trade would demonstrate that the learner meets trade requirements. 8. Intervention Timeframe The Trade Essentials interventions have been developed for individualized learning; therefore, no set time period has been determined for the delivery of the material.
Learners’ prior knowledge and time necessary to learn or relearn skills should determine the length of time spent in the intervention. For that purpose, a continuous exit policy should be implemented into all programs. There may be a mixture of “early leavers” (those identified as having few or isolated essential skills gaps), with those who have broader range of needs.