ERIC Number: EJ1119014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
A Systematic Approach to Programmatic Assessment
Moffit, Dani M.; Mansell, Jamie L.; Russ, Anne C.
Athletic Training Education Journal, v11 n3 p161-167 Jul-Sep 2016
Context: Accrediting bodies and universities increasingly require evidence of student learning within courses and programs. Within athletic training, programmatic assessment has been a source of angst for program directors. While there are many ways to assess educational programs, this article introduces 1 systematic approach. Objective: This article describes the steps necessary to create an assessment plan that meets the needs of the accrediting body, the program, and the athletic training students. Background: Assessment helps determine if the program's goals and objectives are meeting the athletic training students' needs. Program review cannot be accomplished in a manner that is helpful unless the assessment plan is systematic, planned, and ongoing. Recommendation(s): Effective and systematic assessment plans provide a framework for program evaluation, modification, and improvement. Conclusion(s): Assessment should be an ongoing process which creates opportunities for active learning. Clinical education needs to be included in the overall programmatic assessment, as those courses provide application of didactic learning.
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Educational Assessment, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Planning, Student Educational Objectives, Standards, Assignments, Evidence Based Practice, Program Improvement, Program Effectiveness
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