PSIA No Longer Requires Exams!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ski School' started by Blue Streak, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM.

  1. Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Behind the Epic Curtain Skier

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    They are now called "assessments."

    Won't you feel much better, if you fail an "assessment?"

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  2. Steve

    Steve Moving towards Understanding Skier

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    In the East they're still listed as Exams in the schedule.

    I've been told by Examiners that you don't "Fail" an exam, you just maintain your current level and don't move up.

    Took a look at my exam history and I see the word "Fail" more than once.
     
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    Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Behind the Epic Curtain Skier

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    In Rocky Mountain, it's "attained" or "did not attain."

    This is like not keeping score in kids soccer, to avoid anyone being scarred from failure. Sorry, the kids know full well who won...at least the smart ones do ;)
     
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    graham418 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    In the CSIA "Evaluation" it's ME, "Meets Expectations", or NI, "Needs Improvement". No exam, no pass or fail. Easy Peasy :D
     
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    Blue Streak

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  6. Wendy

    Wendy Trying not to face plant Skier

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    LOL.:roflmao:
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Moving towards Understanding Skier

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    Ex Senator Stuart Smalley.
     
  8. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    For L1 and L2. 3 and 4 still have exams....Although might hear something different at convention this year, you never know.
     
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    geepers Out on the slopes Skier

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    That's right for the L3 Teach.

    The results of L3 Skiing component are provided on a sheet called "Master Sheet Level 3 Skiing Exam". It has numeric scores for each of the 4 ski tasks and in the top right corner is a box labelled "Skiing Result" with Pass and Fail options.


    I've found the written feedback from the Teach very helpful as well as the noting which specific skills need work. Really don't care whether they labelled them NI/ME or Ace/Turkey.

    It would be helpful to have similar feedback on the ski tasks. Unfortunately that's not practical - that's what CSIA Courses are for.
     
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  10. Brian Finch

    Brian Finch PT, CSCS, Cert- DN, FRCms, M|WOD Coach Industry Insider

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    I was really surprised to hear an Examiner describe the current state of Exams & candidates. Sounds like a real free fall.
     
  11. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    I have heard “meets”or “does not meet the standard” in Intermountain for a while now.
     
  12. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Only for the turkeys ? *WKRP moment*
     
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    karlo Out on the slopes Skier

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    If examiners give exams, who give assessments?
     
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    Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Behind the Epic Curtain Skier

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    Assessinators
     
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