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Assessment tools

An assessment tool (instrument and instructions for use) includes the following components:

Examples from the TrainCom project can be found here:

Recommendations for developing assessment tools
(Derived from documents provided by the partners in the TrainCom project)


Trainees‘ Portfolios

A portfolio is a purposeful collection of samples of annotated and validated pieces of evidence (e.g. written documents, photographs, videos, audio tapes).

The assessment tool referring to a portfolio should contain:


Observation methods (Workplace observation, simulation exercise, third party report)

The assessment tool referring to an observation of the candidate should contain:


Product based methods (work samples, reports)

The assessment tool referring to a work sample or a report should contain:


Interview methods (structured, semi structured or unstructured)

The assessment tool referring to an assessment interview should contain: