The forms used reflect the changes and predominant purpose of the assessment.
Formative assessment (SLE) forms
All SLEs forms (CbD, Mini-CEX and the formative version of OSATS) have the same design and constituent parts. This reflects the commonality of purpose, which is the delivery of quality feedback.
All forms include:
- space to identify brief details of the case/procedure
- general feedback guidance points
- mandatory free-text boxes for quality feedback
- reflective section for the trainee.
Summative assessment (AoP) forms
To reflect its different purpose to the formative version, the summative (AoP) OSATS form is different in appearance and includes:
- space to identify details of the case/procedure
- anchor statements to frame the judgement of competence
- general guidance points to inform the judgement and provision of feedback
- free-text boxes in which to record and justify the judgement with qualitative feedback.
For an overview of the similarities and differences in the appearance of these forms, see Summary of form contents.
Examples of each of these forms can be found in the Appendix section.