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EISA - External Integrated Summative Assessment

WHAT IS EISA'? The External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) is an integral and critical component of the QCTO's quality assurance system.It is a single national assessment leading to the awarding of an Occupational Certificate.EISA ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications,part qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. EISA is conducted by applying nationally standardised assessment instruments which are developed and administered by a QCTO approved Assessment Quality Partner (AQP).EISA for a trade is what is commonly known as a Trade Test. For learners to qualify for entry to EISA,they must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge,practical and [...]

QCTO Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) principles and values

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The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP:The following principles and values have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria and guidelines for becoming an AQP:

External Assessment systems and processes must:

  1. be fair, reliable, valid, ethical and transparent;
  2. be consistent across time, place, role players and respond to a non-sectoral demand-led model;
  3. use methodologies that are fit-for-purpose and reflect a consistent level of higher  cognitive challenge;
  4.  avoid tendencies of exclusivity;
  5. adhere to the QCTO values which show:
  • i. innovation and excellence
  • ii. empowerment and recognition
  • iii. respect and dignity
  • iv.  ethics and integrity
  • v.  ownership and accountability
  • vi.  authenticity

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