ERIC Number: ED179136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Project ACORDE. Final Report.
Kelley, Marjorie L.
A report is presented on the evaluation and redevelopment of an 11-module course of instruction in restorative dentistry conducted under Project Acorde. The major learning goals for students were: acquisition of the necessary skills and knowledge of appropriate tools and materials; and self-appraisal of one's own work in performing the various restorations. Criteria were established for acceptable standards on the several characteristics of each restoration, and physical models of the restorations were produced to provide tangible examples of the criteria. The evaluation focused upon the sets of criteria to determine if the criteria were uniformly interpreted and applied in rating the quality of student's restorations. Student, instructor, and outside observers rated the student restorations as correct, improvable, or unacceptable. The degree of uniformity of interpretation and application of the criteria was analyzed in terms of agreement in ratings of each restoration by each pair of raters. Field test data clearly indicate that the rating criteria provide high agreement on the rating of student restorations between students, instructors, and observers. In addition to self-evaluation and instructor evaluation for each module, two tests and a final examination were administered. Criteria for evaluation of restorations, sample written tests, and interrater reliabilities are presented in appendices. (SW)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Curriculum Research and Development Section (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Dentistry.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.