Types of Evidence
SAQA describes the difference between the three main types of evidence as follows (Oct. 2001: 38-39):
The Rules of Evidence – these are the questions Assessors ask
“Is it Valid?”
- Does it relate to the specific outcomes and assessment criteria?
- Is it in a form that will allow accurate judgement to be made of the candidate’s level of competence?
- Is it well presented and explained?
“Is it Sufficient?”
- Is there enough evidence to make an accurate judgement about the candidate’s performance?
- Does the evidence show, beyond reasonable doubt, that the required standards have been achieved?
- Does the evidence indicate that the candidate really possesses the competencies?
“Is it Authentic?”
- Is the evidence the candidate’s own work?
- Was it achieved by the candidate alone? (If not, the candidate’s contribution must be clearly described.)
- Did the candidate really produce the evidence?
“Is it current?”
- Does the evidence reflect current competence?
- Is the evidence generated from the past 2 years or less?
Reference: Department of education: Develop a portfolio to demonstrate school leadership and management competence A module of the Advanced Certificate: Education (School Management and Leadership)