Assessment of students
Assessment is an important part of the learning process in clinical education. The following resources discuss assessment: why it is important, how the assessment process is different for students in the clinical setting, key points to achieving best practice in assessment and ways to foster student self assessment. There are links to profession specific assessment tools. The ultimate goal is to validly assess the performance of the student in the clinical placement.
The James Cook University Workplace Educators Package has an excellent module on Evaluating Performance. The module discusses the concept of clinical competence and explores the role of the evaluator. It discusses the process of assessment and has strategies for managing students who may have difficulty on placement.