To meet national standards
To improve the quality of teaching and learning in industry through valid and reliable assessments
To address the assessment demands
To produce competent learners
To be the nationally recognized Assessment Partner in the general and further education and training sector
To be the external examination agency of choice
Meet and exceed national standards
Provide world class, quality, reliable and valid assesments
Meet client specific assessment demands
Produce highly competent learners in partnership with accredited AET providers
Who is BENCHMARK?
Benchmark is a privately managed and registered assessment agency. Benchmark addresses the growing demand for quality and exceptional customer care in external summative assessments by a number of Adult Education and Training (AET) providers.
Benchmark assessment and moderation policies are governed by and comply with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) principles that meet the criteria for relevant qualifications and unit standards.
Through interaction with Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s), various Education and Training Quality Assurance bodies (ETQA’s) and other exit assessment bodies, Benchmark uses an in-depth understanding of the requirements and challenges the market faces in providing quality assessments for adult learners.
Why incorporating an external assessment programme into the educational continuum is essential The assessment process, both inside and outside the Black Box (i.e. the classroom), needs divergent thinking to make it more effective. Currently there are poor formative assessment practices taking place in classrooms. Additionally, fraudulent and irregular summative assessment practices are jeopardising the situation.[…]
Validating adult education through national assessment Umalusi (Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training) has approved the release of the Benchmark Assessment Agency 2014 GETC AET Level 4 results. Umalusi found the pilot exam process credible and successful. Benchmark, an external assessment agency that focuses exclusively on Adult Education and Training[…]