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AAT rolls up its sleeves
AAT has been working hard over the summer to ensure it gets its assessment system ‘spot on’, according to Andrew Williamson, director of marketing and brands strategy. Talking exclusively to PQ magazine, Williamson stressed that, to this end, the AAT has undertaken more and more testing with training providers.
He said that the AAT has rolled up its sleeves and is continuing to make changes to ensure its systems are tested, and then tested again.
Although he didn’t want to shift any blame for any recent problems, Williamson said that some things were out of the AAT’s control. “Our extensive testing shows the assessments work when they leave us,” he ventured.
It hasn’t helped either that AQ2016 brings in a whole new way of testing for colleges – the synoptic test. This means AAT is no longer a modular qualification and has to be taught differently.
The spreadsheet elements in Level 3 synoptic have also been problematic, and Williamson said that the AAT is continuing to make changes. It also adjusted marks and added extra time to help students cope.
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