- Does SAQA provide guidelines on the ideal relationship between formative and summative assessment in an integrated assessment system?
SAQA has developed guidelines for assessment which are contained in the documents entitled: Criteria and Guidelines for the Assessment of NQF Registered Standards and Qualifications and the Criteria and Guidelines for the Registration of Assessors. The ideal relationship between formative and summative assessment has to be considered within the notion of continuous assessment and an understanding of the difference in purpose of formative and summative assessment. Continuous assessment embraces both formative and summative assessment. The NQF system allows for both types of assessment to be administered on a continuous basis over the course of a structured learning experience. For more information, refer particularly to the Criteria and Guidelines for the Assessment of NQF Registered Standards and Qualifications document.
- What do I do if I want to be registered as an assessor?
You have to undergo training on the generic assessor unit standard with a provider that is registered/accredited by the ETDP SETA. If you are an assessor at present, you only need to be assessed for competence on the generic assessor unit standard by the ETDP SETA.
- Do teachers have to be certificated and registered as assessors?
Yes, as stipulated in the Criteria and Guidelines for the Registration of Assessors, everyone who assesses NQF qualifications or unit standards should be certificated by the ETDP SETA and registered by the relevant ETQA in each sector.