How to use a Course Assessment Form

  1. Assessment form layout: The assessment form is divided into separate pages to make the screen layout of forms more user friendly. When you open an assessment form, you will find a Course Details Summary panel displayed at the top of the page displaying the course name and other important information. View this diagram to see the page layout. Assessment forms contain the following hierarchy of elements:
    Standards: There are 8 standards in the form – two for each of the four domains.
    Performance Criteria: Each standard contains a number of performance criteria.
    Success indicators: Each performance criteria contains a number of success indicators.
    Measure of Performance: the individual score for each success indicator.
    Overall Score: the summary score for each performance criteria.
    Comments: available at the end of each standard.
  2. Scoring an assessment: As you can see from the diagram, each page on the assessment form displays several Performance Criteria. The Success Indicators for each Performance Criteria are displayed by selecting the dropdown arrow visible on the left of each Performance Criteria. Performance Criteria that are underlined are the ones requiring your input. You then score each Success Indicator by selecting one of four choices – Yes, Yes But, No But or No. Selected scores are colour coded when clicked. The “Overall” score is selected by the First and Second Reviewers in their combined review.
  3. Admin Reviewer scores: These scores are displayed in dark grey to differentiate them from First and Second Reviewer scores which are marked in blue. First and Second Reviewers cannot edit Admin Reviewer’s scores.
  4. Page navigation: Navigation buttons are displayed at the bottom of each page, including Back and Next. Once Standard 8 is displayed, you will see Save and Mark Complete. To cancel an assessment, simply exit the page without saving in which case all input will be lost. Selecting Save allows you to continue your assessment at a later stage.
  5. Progress bar: The assessment form has a progress bar to indicate which standard you have completed. If the assessment displays less than 100% at the end of your assessment, visible on the standards row above the assessment, it means you have missed one or more scores. Missed scores are identified by the X symbol in a circle on the the standards row. Select that Standard with the X and then drill-down to identify the performance criteria that has not been scored, which is also displayed with an X next to the criteria description.
  6. Reviewer comments: A comment field is available at the end of each standard in the form. A prefix user type identifier is automatically added to each comment once the assessment is saved so that each reviewer may recognise who made the comments, i.e. [Admin-Reviewer], [First Reviewer] or [Second Reviewer]. Names are not added, only the reviewer type. Please reference your comments with the success indicator number on which you are commenting and close each comment by using [space + space + enter] to create a new line for your next comment.
  7. Saving assessments: Assessments can be saved at any point and you are able to return later to complete the assessment. Once complete, the reviewer must select Mark Complete.