design outcomes-based assessments


This unit standard is for people who design and develop assessments to facilitate consistent, credible, reliable, fair, and unbiased assessments of learning outcomes. The outcomes may be defined in a range of documents including but not limited to unit standards, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications. This unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications particularly within the field of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development

In particular, people credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of design principles of outcomes-based assessment,
  • Design outcomes-based assessments,
  • Develop assessment activities,
  • Develop assessment guides, and
  • Evaluate assessment designs and guides.
Prior Learning Requirements The credit calculation is based on the assumption that those entering programmes to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Have already achieved unit standard NLRD 115753: Conduct outcomes-based assessment, or equivalent,
  • Are competent in the relevant field in which they are designing assessments, or have access to subject matter experts
  • Are able to analyse and interpret the relevant outcomes (or standards).
  • Video Facilitation Integrated with Assessor workshop at skills programmes level.
  • An integrated Assessor / DOBA template is provided for the required Portfolio.
  • Six weeks workplace assessment – to design and develop an outcomes-based Assessment
  • Portfolio completed within 6-8 weeks

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