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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157590
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Revision of an Evaluation Tool for Student Self-Report of Progress
Abstract:
Revision of an Evaluation Tool for Student Self-Report of Progress
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Pesek, Elizabeth A., BSN, RN, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Washington Bothell, Nursing Program
Title:Master of Nursing Student
Contact Address:13018 176th PL NE, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA
Contact Telephone:425.882.4896
Co-Authors:Gwen Pilon, BSN, RN, Master of Nursing Student; Shannon Wilner, BSN, RN, Master of Nursing Student
Purpose: The purpose of this evaluation project was to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of a student self-report tool designed to measure achievement of student outcomes progressively through a recently redesigned RN to BSN program. Based on this analysis, tool revisions were proposed to improve its use as a formative evaluation and improve its utility to students as part of an end-of-program portfolio process. Background/Rationale: Two teams of graduate nursing students performed a qualitative and quantitative analysis on the data the paper tool provided as reported on in the two previous papers. These analyses brought several problems with the tool itself and its implementation method into focus. Process: A team of graduate students reviewed both the qualitative and quantitative data analysis recommendations, summarized the limitations of the existing tool in accomplishing the intended evaluation purposes and proposed revisions for the tool. Findings: The paper tool currently used did not produce all of the desired data. While the data illustrated student progress toward the twelve core competencies, it was not demonstrated to the extent hoped for (in terms of comprehensive and behaviorally oriented data) when the tool was originally designed. The tool was time consuming to implement and analyze. Issues that may have affected the effectiveness of the tool included instructor orientation on the use of the tool, consistency in tool distribution and completion, and instructions to the students. In addition, faculty desired a hybrid evaluation and portfolio building tool. The graduate student team identified a need for a hybrid tool that both records/reports student competency growth and provides the building blocks for a comprehensive senior portfolio at the end of the program. The graduate student team's review of community examples of portfolio building provided objectives for process change toward the goal of a hybrid tool. Recommendations/Implications: Recommendations for changing the tool include a change in format from paper to electronic entry, revision of instructions, and a change from voluntary self evaluation to a requirement for course credit. An example revision of the hybrid tool was produced using the University of Washington's Catalyst online survey instrument. The electronic evaluation/portfolio building tool is currently under development and will undergo a pilot test upon completion. Implications for educational practice include but are not limited to: utilization of online survey tools that provide accessible and manageable data collected in an effortless format, use of cutting-edge electronic formats that may increase reliability and validity of evaluation data provided, evaluation of program terminal objectives through individual student self reflections, and encouraging portfolio development to enhance recognition and documentation of individual progress.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRevision of an Evaluation Tool for Student Self-Report of Progressen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157590-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Revision of an Evaluation Tool for Student Self-Report of Progress</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pesek, Elizabeth A., BSN, RN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Washington Bothell, Nursing Program</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Master of Nursing Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">13018 176th PL NE, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">425.882.4896</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">elizabethpesek@hotmail.com, bpesek@u.washington.ed</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gwen Pilon, BSN, RN, Master of Nursing Student; Shannon Wilner, BSN, RN, Master of Nursing Student</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this evaluation project was to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of a student self-report tool designed to measure achievement of student outcomes progressively through a recently redesigned RN to BSN program. Based on this analysis, tool revisions were proposed to improve its use as a formative evaluation and improve its utility to students as part of an end-of-program portfolio process. Background/Rationale: Two teams of graduate nursing students performed a qualitative and quantitative analysis on the data the paper tool provided as reported on in the two previous papers. These analyses brought several problems with the tool itself and its implementation method into focus. Process: A team of graduate students reviewed both the qualitative and quantitative data analysis recommendations, summarized the limitations of the existing tool in accomplishing the intended evaluation purposes and proposed revisions for the tool. Findings: The paper tool currently used did not produce all of the desired data. While the data illustrated student progress toward the twelve core competencies, it was not demonstrated to the extent hoped for (in terms of comprehensive and behaviorally oriented data) when the tool was originally designed. The tool was time consuming to implement and analyze. Issues that may have affected the effectiveness of the tool included instructor orientation on the use of the tool, consistency in tool distribution and completion, and instructions to the students. In addition, faculty desired a hybrid evaluation and portfolio building tool. The graduate student team identified a need for a hybrid tool that both records/reports student competency growth and provides the building blocks for a comprehensive senior portfolio at the end of the program. The graduate student team's review of community examples of portfolio building provided objectives for process change toward the goal of a hybrid tool. Recommendations/Implications: Recommendations for changing the tool include a change in format from paper to electronic entry, revision of instructions, and a change from voluntary self evaluation to a requirement for course credit. An example revision of the hybrid tool was produced using the University of Washington's Catalyst online survey instrument. The electronic evaluation/portfolio building tool is currently under development and will undergo a pilot test upon completion. Implications for educational practice include but are not limited to: utilization of online survey tools that provide accessible and manageable data collected in an effortless format, use of cutting-edge electronic formats that may increase reliability and validity of evaluation data provided, evaluation of program terminal objectives through individual student self reflections, and encouraging portfolio development to enhance recognition and documentation of individual progress.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:00:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:00:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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