Written Station Marking Written Station Marking (WSM) for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) What: Written station marking is a critical part of the Clinical Component of the PCE. It is a centralized process where the written test sheets from the most recent clinical exam are marked. When: The first Saturday following the exam. Where: At a central location in Toronto, Ontario. Who: The concept of a centralized WSM process rests on the following agents: a national written station coordinator, written station coordinators, markers and auditors. the National Written Station Coordinator will provide assistance to written station coordinators via in-person consultations each Written Station Coordinator (WSC) leads 2 groups (consisting of markers and auditors) markers are responsible for marking test sheets according to the provided marking guidelines auditors review the marked sheets and follow-up with any errors or problems. Role of the Written Station Marker The role of the Written Station Marker in the Clinical Component is to: be comfortable and have knowledge and experience in one area of clinical practice (neuromusculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary-vascular or multisystem) to mark stations in that area have enough knowledge and experience to mark in other areas of practice, if necessary be able to focus on using the marking guidelines and answer key consistently. WRITTEN STATION MARKER – SELECTION PROCESS Written Station Marking Process on marking day, Written Station Markers are given their station assignments. They will be working in groups to complete this task. each group is assigned one Written Station Coordinator (WSC) it is the responsibility of the WSC to collect test sheets from CAPR staff, distribute them among his/her group of markers and return the same number of sheets once marked the WSC is responsible for finding a solution to any issues that arise by consulting with appropriate parties and communicating resulting changes to their group of markers once all test sheets have been marked and audited, Written Station Markers will be signed out.