SmartWorx A revolutionary approach to assessment 

 SmartWorx A revolutionary approach to assessment     

 

SmartWorx 

By following the SmartWorx guidelines, the assessor can be sure that they are assessing in a very robust manner, covering each criterion through a range of methods and over a period of time - they are also assessing very efficiently because nothing is unnecessarily repeated. 
 
The SmartWorx initiative uses : 
 
an over-arching assessment strategy combined with 
pre-defined visit-specific tasks and activities 
 
ensuring that learners are assessed in a very robust, but also streamlined and efficient, manner. 
 
 
For example: An assessor using the SmartWorx approach would see from the overarching plan that on Visit 2 they should 
 
aim to gain certain observations 
ask the learner certain pre-scripted questions to guide them through a professional discussion.  
 
All of the resources such as the question sheets, are provided as a part of the SmartWorx solution. At the end of the visit, the assessor might leave the learner with some interim tasks to complete - again these are provided within the SmartWorx package. 
The SmartWorx approach is able to unearth valuable evidence that the learner may have generated prior to the visit, it prompts the creation of evidence during the visit and it guides the learner to continue to generate evidence after the visit.  
This is one of the keys to its success 
By following the SmartWorx guidelines, the assessor can be sure that they are assessing in a very robust manner, covering each criterion through a range of methods and over a period of time, but they are also assessing very efficiently because nothing is unnecessarily repeated. 
 
Similarly, Centres are able to avoid the wasted costs associated with inefficient assessment, whilst ensuring a very high quality of delivery and learner experience. 

But how does this integrate with VQManager? 

VQManager has been specifically configured to work hand in hand with the SmartWorx approach. 
Alongside the traditional assessment criteria view of the learner’s framework, VQManager also presents a view of all the SmartWorx assets designed to support that particular qualification. 
By simply selecting and clicking on the appropriate SmartWorx descriptor in VQManager, the assessor is immediately shown all of the assessment criteria - right across the learner’s framework - that this particular piece of evidence was designed to address. 

One-Click mapping 

At this point, a single click allows the assessor to immediately map the evidence against the appropriate criteria – sometimes numbering in the hundreds. 
 
 
The time savings this creates for the assessor can be very significant, as well as assisting them to map with considerable accuracy.