Evaluating an APPE Assessment Tool Using Electronic Surveys to Assess Preceptor Attitudes and Implementing Improvements to More Accurately Measure Student Achievement

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Title:
Evaluating an APPE Assessment Tool Using Electronic Surveys to Assess Preceptor Attitudes and Implementing Improvements to More Accurately Measure Student Achievement
Author:
Ardebili, Ranna; Boles, Hilary; Grear, Amanda; Cooley, Janet; Thoi, Sandi
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2016
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Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: (1) To assess preceptors’ attitudes regarding the usefulness of the web-based assessments in evaluating rotation students. (2) To determine which assessment tool (original versus modified) provides more in-depth feedback for the evaluation of students. Subjects: Preceptors for 4th year students completing their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in a variety of pharmacy settings. Methods: Electronic surveys anonymously collected ratings of preceptor attitudes toward the original and modified APPE assessment tools. Data on the usefulness, strengths, and limitations of both tools were analyzed through thematic analysis. Results: Surveys assessing preceptor attitudes towards the original assessment tool (46 responses) and modified assessment tool (29 responses) were collected and analyzed. Similar representation was seen across all rotation settings, with an average of 7 years of precepting experience. Preceptor attitudes were more positive towards the modified tool. More preceptors “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that they were able to effectively evaluate students with the modified tool compared to the original tool (83% vs. 63%). Additionally, more preceptors “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that the modified tool incorporated all necessary competencies (79% vs. 48%) and aided student growth by addressing deficits compared to the original tool (73% vs. 50%). Conclusions: APPE preceptors perceived both the original and modified assessment tools as effective, favoring their brevity and ease of use. However, preceptor attitudes were more positive towards the modified tool. The methods utilized in this study can be implemented again for future updates of the APPE assessment tool.
Description:
Class of 2016 Abstract
Keywords:
preceptor; survey; assessment; Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)
Advisor:
Cooley, Janet; Thoi, Sandi

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dc.contributor.advisorCooley, Janeten
dc.contributor.advisorThoi, Sandien
dc.contributor.authorArdebili, Rannaen
dc.contributor.authorBoles, Hilaryen
dc.contributor.authorGrear, Amandaen
dc.contributor.authorCooley, Janeten
dc.contributor.authorThoi, Sandien
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T17:34:51Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-21T17:34:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613852-
dc.descriptionClass of 2016 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: (1) To assess preceptors’ attitudes regarding the usefulness of the web-based assessments in evaluating rotation students. (2) To determine which assessment tool (original versus modified) provides more in-depth feedback for the evaluation of students. Subjects: Preceptors for 4th year students completing their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in a variety of pharmacy settings. Methods: Electronic surveys anonymously collected ratings of preceptor attitudes toward the original and modified APPE assessment tools. Data on the usefulness, strengths, and limitations of both tools were analyzed through thematic analysis. Results: Surveys assessing preceptor attitudes towards the original assessment tool (46 responses) and modified assessment tool (29 responses) were collected and analyzed. Similar representation was seen across all rotation settings, with an average of 7 years of precepting experience. Preceptor attitudes were more positive towards the modified tool. More preceptors “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that they were able to effectively evaluate students with the modified tool compared to the original tool (83% vs. 63%). Additionally, more preceptors “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that the modified tool incorporated all necessary competencies (79% vs. 48%) and aided student growth by addressing deficits compared to the original tool (73% vs. 50%). Conclusions: APPE preceptors perceived both the original and modified assessment tools as effective, favoring their brevity and ease of use. However, preceptor attitudes were more positive towards the modified tool. The methods utilized in this study can be implemented again for future updates of the APPE assessment tool.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectpreceptoren
dc.subjectsurveyen
dc.subjectassessmenten
dc.subjectAdvanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)en
dc.titleEvaluating an APPE Assessment Tool Using Electronic Surveys to Assess Preceptor Attitudes and Implementing Improvements to More Accurately Measure Student Achievementen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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