Assessment at the Vanuatu Agriculture College is used to assist the trainers in ensuring students hold a high level of knowledge and skills in the area being assessed. Students will be assessed using two methods:
Formative: Assessment which takes place throughout the course. The aim of this type of assessment is to provide feedback to the trainers as to identify gaps in the learning program.
Summative: Assessment which is conducted at the end of a particular topic or skill set. Summative assessment provides the grade associated to a particular topic or skill set. Competency based assessment follows the grading scale below in table 1.
At VAC we understand that not everyone learns the same way, therefore, our courses allow for assessment based on the multiple modes of learning and assessment, including video, oral presentations, research reports, essays, practical demonstration, brainstorming, posters, data analysis, and many others.
Table 1. Assessment Grading Scale
|CX||Competency currently under Evaluation
The assessment process encompassing the unit of competency has yet to be completed by the learner. This results will be revised once all assessment components have been completed.
Not Yet Competent
Learner performs below the industry standards as per Training Package.
Learner consistent performs to the industry standards as per training package.
Competent with Merit
Learners frequently performs above industry standards as per training package.
Competent with Distinction
Learner consistently performs above industry standard as per training package.