Correlation of Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Portfolio Evaluation Scores with Other Measures of Academic Performance

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147276
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Correlation of Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Portfolio Evaluation Scores with Other Measures of Academic Performance
Abstract:
Correlation of Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Portfolio Evaluation Scores with Other Measures of Academic Performance
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Karlowicz, Karen A., EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Old Dominion University
Title:Director, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Objective: To investigate the extent to which portfolio evaluation scores correspond with other measures of academic performance. Research Questions: Is there a relationship between prelicensure senior nursing students’ final portfolio evaluation scores (FPS) and… 1. Role transition clinical performance appraisal (RT-CPA) scores? 2. Graduating grade point average (GPA)? 3. Mosby RN AssessTest scores? 4. Kaplan’s NCLEX Diagnostic Test scores? Design/Methods: An ex post facto, non-experimental research methodology was used to conduct this study. A convenience sample of 120 pre-licensure senior nursing students who completed portfolios prior to graduation in 2000 and 2001 was utilized. Data were gathered from sources used by the school of nursing to compile departmental evaluation reports. Data analysis involved correlational procedures using Pearson’s r, as well as simple regression procedures. Findings: The results of this study suggest that prelicensure senior nursing students’ FPS scores do have a relationship, albeit a weak one, to GPA (r = 0.4181, p = .0000) and Mosby's RN AssessTest scores (r = 0.2751, p = .0029). Study results also suggest that prelicensure senior nursing students’ FPS scores have no relationship to RT-CPA (r = 0.1669, p = .0721) or Kaplan NCLEX Diagnostic Test scores (r = 0.2573, p = .2358). Regression procedures indicated that the Mosby RN AssessTest and Kaplan NCLEX Diagnostic Test were predictive of FPS, with the Mosby RN AssessTest emerging as the best predictor of FPS. Conclusions: Although the findings do not provide the level of evidence needed to support a conclusion of criterion- and construct-related validity of the portfolio evaluation tool, they do provide direction for enhancing the comparability of portfolio evaluations scores through the refinement of criteria.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCorrelation of Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Portfolio Evaluation Scores with Other Measures of Academic Performanceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147276-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Correlation of Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Portfolio Evaluation Scores with Other Measures of Academic Performance</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Karlowicz, Karen A., EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Old Dominion University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director, Undergraduate Nursing Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kkarlowi@odu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To investigate the extent to which portfolio evaluation scores correspond with other measures of academic performance. Research Questions: Is there a relationship between prelicensure senior nursing students&rsquo; final portfolio evaluation scores (FPS) and&hellip; 1. Role transition clinical performance appraisal (RT-CPA) scores? 2. Graduating grade point average (GPA)? 3. Mosby RN AssessTest scores? 4. Kaplan&rsquo;s NCLEX Diagnostic Test scores? Design/Methods: An ex post facto, non-experimental research methodology was used to conduct this study. A convenience sample of 120 pre-licensure senior nursing students who completed portfolios prior to graduation in 2000 and 2001 was utilized. Data were gathered from sources used by the school of nursing to compile departmental evaluation reports. Data analysis involved correlational procedures using Pearson&rsquo;s r, as well as simple regression procedures. Findings: The results of this study suggest that prelicensure senior nursing students&rsquo; FPS scores do have a relationship, albeit a weak one, to GPA (r = 0.4181, p = .0000) and Mosby's RN AssessTest scores (r = 0.2751, p = .0029). Study results also suggest that prelicensure senior nursing students&rsquo; FPS scores have no relationship to RT-CPA (r = 0.1669, p = .0721) or Kaplan NCLEX Diagnostic Test scores (r = 0.2573, p = .2358). Regression procedures indicated that the Mosby RN AssessTest and Kaplan NCLEX Diagnostic Test were predictive of FPS, with the Mosby RN AssessTest emerging as the best predictor of FPS. Conclusions: Although the findings do not provide the level of evidence needed to support a conclusion of criterion- and construct-related validity of the portfolio evaluation tool, they do provide direction for enhancing the comparability of portfolio evaluations scores through the refinement of criteria.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:30:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:30:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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