Practical and Work based assessment Charlotte Lawson & Emma Davies RVC INSET DAY December 17th 2013
Plan for this session • Introductions (5 min) • Types of practical assessments we do at the RVC? (5 min) • Why assess practical skills? (10min) • How do we currently assess practical skills? • (Group task 1; 10min to discuss+10min to report back) • Can we improve practical/work based skills assessment • (Group task 2; 5min to discuss + 5 min to report back) • Wrap up and conclusions (5min)
Types of practical assessment we do? • Practical skills assessments • Gateway Animal Handling assessment • BVetMedYear 3 At the start of the year DOPS ( Direct Observation of Practical Skills) BVetMedYear 4 Formative OSCE • BVetMedYear 5 OSCE • MScWAH Formative OSCE at start of Year. • Foundation Degree Vet Nursing OSCE. • BScVet Nursing OSCE. • Graduate Diploma Vet Nursing OSCE • BScBio Vet Science PIB Module OSPE • Continuous practical assessments • BVetMedyear 5 Rotations • Written reports with practical elements • BVetMedYear 2 (previously year 3) RP1 report • BVetMedYear 5 RP2 report (includes a supervisors element) • BScBio Vet Science Year 2 project (includes a supervisors element) • BScBio Vet Science Year 3 project (includes a supervisors element) • Logbook assessment of practical skills • BSc Vet Nursing
Assessing practical skills – Why? • QAA benchmarking – BSc Bioveterinary Science • http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Pages/Subject-benchmark-statement-Biosciences.aspx • RCVS Day One Skills – BVetMed & veterinary nursing • (also QAA) • http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Pages/Subject-benchmark-statement-Veterinary-science-.aspx
BSc BioVeterinary Sciences… From the QAA benchmark for Biosciences 2007
BSc BioVeterinary Sciences… “Typical” Standard of student (paragraph 5.8) Assessed in the 3rd year Research Project – The supervisor mark From the QAA benchmark for Biosciences 2007
BVetMed assessments to test RCVS Day One Skills • My RVC logbook • http://mylearning.rvc.ac.uk/D1S/default.aspx • RCVS document • http://www.rcvs.org.uk/document-library/day-one-skills/
RCVS document http://www.rcvs.org.uk/document-library/day-one-skills/
Assessing practical skills – Does the assessment fit the desired learning outcome? • In groups • Discuss the practical assessments you are involved in (10 min) • Some questions to consider… • What form does the assessment take? • Are you satisfied that the assessment is fit for purpose? • Does the marking scheme work? • Do the students get adequate feedback using this scheme? • Please jot down some “Pros” and “Cons” of the assessments on post it notes to go on a wall of fame (or shame)!
Can we enhance our practical/work based skills assessments? • “Sharing best practice across our courses” • In groups • Come up with a suggestion to enhance one of the RVC practical assessments (5 min) Please jot down your suggestion on post it notes to go on the wall of fame!