|Hunter Education Home Study Evaluation
Notes: This is the evaluation to be conducted for students who have studied with the Home Study Workbook or on the approved CD-ROM. Although the format is different from students who have gone through a full course, these students must prove they have reached the same standard as any other student. In addition, those who did the workbook must show a book which is substantially completed.
This session should last about five hours (depending on number of students) and appropriate breaks for food etc. must be taken.
Introduction: Introduce staff; Explain agenda; Explain expectations (Students will be evaluated in three areas: Knowledge, Skill & Attitude/Behavior); Registration (collect only enough money to cover instructors' expenses, a maximum of $10 each).
POP Quiz: (optional) Not to be used to fail students from class. May be used to evaluate level of knowledge and where there is a need for more in-depth review. Review Home Study workbooks for completeness only (do not try to correct but you should see that most questions have been completed). If there are a significant number of questions not answered, the student is sent away.
Students questions: Put on flip chart or board any issues that students want answers to and make sure these are covered before testing begins.
Hunter Responsibility: View "Nollie" or "Waterfowl" clip from Measure of Hunt (or an equivalent approved video) and discuss hunter ethics using "dilemma cards". Review Oregon Hunting Regulations (particularly with reference to Test Questions: 35, 37, 38, 44, 46, 50, 55, 58, 59. Which are not covered in either the Home Study Guide or on the CD-ROM). Review how wildlife is managed in Oregon including the role of ODFW, OSP and the Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Firearms Knowledge: Review Rifle and Shotgun actions and demonstrate correct way to give and accept a firearm. Demonstrate loading and unloading and ways to carry.
Firearm Safety: View video. Review and Discuss 10 commandments using selected accident reports (including value of Blaze Orange). Instructor may briefly cover muzzleloading, handgun safety, and bowhunting if time allows.
Field Test: Conduct field test in accordance with Policy and Procedure 3.61 using the form at Annex B to the Instructor Manual. Students who do not pass this test are not allowed to take the written test.
Live Fire Activity: Conduct live fire the same as for a normal class.
Review Students Questions: Return to classroom environment and answer any outstanding issues.
Knowledge Test: Oral test must be offered to all students. When students finish the test, their tests should be graded immediately, their errors pointed out, and if they have passed, they should be given their card and allowed to leave. It is normally not necessary for all students to wait until the slowest have finished.
Review of Students who failed the written test: Reviews must follow Policy and Procedure 3.6 and retests must be offered as described in that Policy.