ERIC Number: ED200623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Clinical Rating Project Interim Report Number 3: Background and Status.
Cason, Gerald J.
A substantial and indispensable portion of the training of health professionals must be conducted in clinical settings and is performance oriented rather than cognitively oriented. Evaluation methods usually require reliance upon check lists and rating scales and capture a large volume of information in order to accurately reflect the complexity of the clinical setting and the performance of the student in it. In order to correct the problem of information overload usually present in the manual evaluation of the clinical performance of students, a "student clinical-performance information processing system" is developed and described. Various stages in the development of the project are reported and include: (1) developing an experimental clinical rating inventory (CRI); (2) developing a machine-readable rating form using the CRI; (3) developing a rudimentary computer program for processing data obtained from the CRI; (4) preliminary field trials of the CRI and processing program; (5) recommendation by an Academic Computer Users Committee that a new high speed optical reader be acquired; (6) redesign of the CRI; and (7) conversion of the old scoring system to the new reader. Currently, programs are being written to replace the prototype program. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Progress Reporting
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