The assessors will use two main tools to complete the assessment process.
The first is the pre-visit questionnaire to be completed by the breeders and other institutional staff prior to the assessment visit.
The second is the assessment matrix, which is intended as both a guide for in-person interviews and as a scorecard to be completed by the assessment team.
The information obtained in the pre-visit questionnaire and during the assessment team visit will be used to score the institution on each question in the assessment matrix.
There is a field in the assessment matrix that provides clarifying “Notes to the Assessor” to help the assessors score the institution.
The assessors will also use the information to prepare a visit summary memorandum for the reviewed institution.