Wikipedia:WikiProject Veterinary medicine/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Veterinary medicine WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Veterinary medicine articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Veterinary medicine}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of quality and importance.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Veterinary medicine WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Instructions[edit]

Quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Veterinary medicine}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Veterinary medicine|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Veterinary medicine articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Veterinary medicine articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Veterinary medicine articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Category page Category 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Veterinary medicine articles)  ??? 

After assessing an article's quality, comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Veterinary medicine}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Veterinary medicine| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
???

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

The purpose of the importance scale is to direct the efforts of WikiProject participants towards the most important articles. All diseases and medications are of "top" importance to the animals (and the associated humans) that are directly affected by them. The importance rating represents the probability that the average reader of Wikipedia will look up the topic. As a result, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated above topics that veterinary professionals, experts, or students may argue are more "important."

In making an assessment, it is often helpful to compare the article with others that already have the proposed rating. The assessment table at the top of this page is the place to go to find such articles.

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria
Top Subject is extremely important, even crucial, to veterinary medicine. Strong interest from non-professionals around the world. Usually a large subject with many associated sub-articles. Less than 1% of veterinary medicine-related articles will achieve this rating.
High Subject is clearly notable. Subject is interesting to, or directly affects, many average readers. This includes the most common diseases and treatments, and major areas of specialization. Fewer than 10% of veterinary medicine-related articles will achieve this rating.
Mid Normal priority for article improvement. This topic would be interesting or useful to many readers and is notable within its particular specialty. This includes most medical conditions, tests, approved drugs, medical subspecialties, and common signs and symptoms.
Low Article may only be included to cover a specific part of a more important article, or may be only loosely connected to veterinary medicine. Subject may be specific to one country or part of one country, such as licensing requirements or organizations. This category includes most of the following: very rare diseases, lesser-known medical signs, equipment, hospitals, individuals, historical information, publications, laws, investigational drugs, and detailed genetic information related to disease.
NA NA means Not an Article. This label is used for all pages that are not articles, such as templates, categories, and disambiguation pages. To mark an article as "needs assessment" or "not assessed," simply leave the importance parameter empty, like this: |importance=

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.


Assessment log[edit]

Veterinary medicine articles:
Index · Statistics · Log

The historical assessment log is here: Assessment log