Authentic Assessment (AA)
The Authentic Assessment (AA) is used following achievement of 100% on the ADA, in the final year of the undergraduate Essential Skills programme to evaluate medication dosage calculation competence under virtual simulated clinical conditions, and prior to entry to the register as a registered nurse (RN) or healthcare practitioner. Figure 1a & 1b illustrate examples from the Authentic Assessment (AA):
- Figure 1a illustrates diagnosis of correct problem-solving processing for technical measurement competence and if 100% correct problem-solving is consistently demonstrated across all complexity domains it can be assumed that the individual user is also appropriately demonstrating conceptual competence & calculation competence.
- Figure 1b illustrates diagnosis of a technical measurement error… the student has incorrectly selected a 1mL volumetric syringe instead of selecting an insulin syringe, and has incorrectly measured 0.8mL, a 10-fold overdose.