ERIC Number: ED103457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Pharmacy State Board Examinations and Practical Experience. EAC Project No. 278.
Hall, Nathan A.; And Others
The purpose of this preliminary study was to gain insight into what is being measured by the 1974 Washington State Board of Pharmacy Licensure Examination, and to explore the possibility of using it as a model of tests to evaluate experiential learning. Subjects were 78 examinees from University of Washington and Washington State University. Subjects' grade-point in academic subjects in their educational background correlated with the "theoretical" subscores of the test. Thus, it appeared that a candidate's ability to perform in the test situation may influence how well he performs on the licensure examination. Conversely, the scores on neither part of the "practical" portion correlated with the grade-point average. Whether a subject had completed a rotating externship was not found to affect performance on the various parts of the examination; however the small numbers of former externs and the fact that their characteristics were not greatly different from other candidates made any conclusions tentative. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.
Note: Paper presented at the District 7 meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Spokane, Washington, October 1974)