Role of Volunteers in the Assessment Process, The
Authors: Vicki Trottier
This report is the result of a project designed to examine the role that volunteers can, and do, play in the assessment of learning.
The project’s goals included researching effective models for volunteer involvement in assessment within the province and both nationally and internationally; describing the strengths and weaknesses of different models of volunteer involvement; looking at how agencies support volunteer tutors involved in the assessment process; and developing a resource manual of models, best practices, resources, and strategies.
Research revealed little formal documentation of the role volunteers play in learning assessment. However, focus group research and personal interviews provided anecdotal evidence supporting the premise that volunteers do indeed play a significant role in assessment.
The project was carried out by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO), a network of Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies located in communities, both large and small, across that province. For more information, please click here: http://www.nald.ca/clo.htm.