Written Feedback Checklist

Introduction:

–  Put the purpose and use of the assessment in context

–  Describes the instruments completed, the purpose of the report and how it may be used

–  Introduces the concept of margin for error in scores (fallibility of the questionnaire)

–  Defines limit of consent (Disclaimer): To only be used for specified purpose and not to have a decision based solely on a self report

–  Refers to any additional information that will be incorporated in the report and decision making

–  Addresses confidentiality – who will have access to the report

–  Identified shelf life of self report results – 12 to 18 months

Assessment Findings:

–  Structures evidence into appropriate paragraphs

–  Consistent in interpretation of scale score meanings. (stens-adverbs)

  • Links evidence to appropriate scales
  • Links between scales
  • Links with ability test scores or other information.

–  Uses simple, non–subjective and jargon-free language

–  Avoids being too prescriptive: Refers to behaviour as preferred or likely, instead of absolute or unchangeable.

 Recommendations/ Conclusions

–  Revisits the context for the assessment

–  Summarises findings from Profile

–  Provides an overview of how profile relates to other information (e.g. Key leanings from feedback or validation interview)

–  Clear and appropriate recommendations (e.g. action points)

 

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