Anyone is free to use this tool. It is available for use in three formats. One is on our own system the others are freely available to you via creative commons:
As a student you can complete the self assessment, getting customised feedback on your analysis.
If you do not want to complete the self assessment then you may just want to check out the resources – thinking about your preparation, planning your finances and your personal circumstances
As a tutor you might want to ask your students to self assess using the tool.
We can give you a copy that you can use in your own institution – you could put this onto your own intranet for example. All the ideas above are the same, but you have the added opportunity to use your university student log in. This would allow you to use the administration functions to run simple reports.
Please note – this is intended to be a self assessment tool – it is not a calibrated research instrument, nor is it meant to be used for evaluation. However, when we were designing it we believed that asking students to self rate their preparation left us with an obligation to be aware of the results: for example a student who rates themselves to be very poorly prepared for placement could go unnoticed, despite having completed the self assessment. The reporting facility allows identification of such students who could then be offered targeted support.
As more resources are made available we will add them here.
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