“Painting Stage And Bosun’s Chair Miniature Rigging”

“Painting Stage And Bosun’s Chair Miniature Rigging”


The issue we are trying to address is the influx of students and the long waiting time in conducting the rigging assessments using real equipment being conducted in the covered court.

The affected population are the student body especially those in the first year who are the recipient of the said assessment.

The problem impacts the population by delaying the conduct of their assessment resulting to delayed results and longer waiting time.

The objectives of this best practice are to urgently answer the delays and provide a smoother conduct of assessment in order to make the flow of the assessment process more efficient by allowing an increased number of student takers in one sitting using only one assessor.

Implementation of the practice

The activity we conducted is that the AAO office devised miniature versions of both the painting stage and bosun’s chair. The miniature versions were installed in the AAO assessment room thus increasing the capacity of one assessor to cater to a bigger number of students from 1 assessor monitoring one student, to 1 assessor who can efficiently control, monitor, and conduct the assessment in a more comfortable venue with more number of students simultaneously.

The activities are carried out regularly to cater the walk-in student clients.

The key implementers and collaborators are the AAO staff and under the leadership of the AAO department head.

The resources used available materials from the plant and facilities and were crafted with the help of the campus maintenance team.

The concrete results achieved are the following:

a. There was an increase in the number of students being catered in the conduct of the skill-based assessments.

b. The AAO is able to save on manpower since only one assessor is needed to be able to cater to a bigger number of students simultaneously.

c. The assessment area is more comfortable since the venue is now transferred to a more controlled environment right inside the AAO assessment room and no longer conducted in the covered gym.

d. The assessment results are given on a more efficient manner and delays are negated.

The assessments are carried out and there were very satisfactory results. The efficiency as well as the proper conduct and monitoring of the said assessment gave positive response.

Lessons learnt

What worked well was the assessment itself. This was facilitated by the use of the miniature versions of both the painting stage and the bosun’s chair. The assessment was able to get to the bottom of the concept of the said assessed skill, the outcomes needed were answered using a more efficient miniature model.


The result of this best practice benefitted the students by giving them less waiting time, lessening the burden of long ques of those who wanted to be assessed, assessments results are given at a much faster turn over period and the students’ welfare is also given attention since they are now able to get the assessment right in the comforts of the AAO assessment room.

We consider this intervention as a best practice because this did not only save time and increased students’ efficiency in taking the assessment, the AAO manpower is also saved by increasing the ratio of students being catered by one assessor only.

For those who want to adopt the said best practice, we suggest that the course outcomes as well as the objectives of the said assessment should be properly reviewed and ensure that these are met. Creating a rubric for the said assessment is the key in ensuring that the assessment answers the objectives and provide an avenue for a well conducted skill based performance of the student taking the assessment.

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