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Assessing Student Performance

CAPCSD eLearning

Assessment is a critical component of the clinical education process in audiology and speech-language pathology. Through high-quality and dynamic readings, multimedia offerings and reflective activities, participants will gain a richer understanding of the principles and practice of effective feedback, with specific emphasis on evidence-based approaches to delivering feedback in the clinical learning environment.

Module 1: Informed Assessment Approaches

This module will describe common concepts and debunk misconceptions about testing, assessment and evaluation in speech-language pathology and audiology graduate programs. You will explore self-assessment and its limitations, and why informed assessment approaches are necessary. You will define formative and summative assessment while demonstrating your understanding by critiquing assumptions about each. You will also delve into the theoretical basis of assessment in the health professions in relation to the science of expertise development and psychometrics. Despite this course’s self-paced format, you will develop a learning community with other participants by using several technology tools. You will also use the Participant Workbook that accompanies this module to help you reflect on what you have learned and strategize ways to take action. Lastly, you will take a short quiz to check and support your learning.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between testing, assessment and evaluation
  • Identify self-assessment's limitations and why informed assessment approaches are necessary
  • Define formative and summative assessment and critique assumptions about each
  • Detail the theoretical basis of assessment in the health professions (theories on expertise development and psychometrics)

Disclosures

Stella Ng

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Nicole Woods

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Sarah Wright

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

ASHA CEU Credit

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area)

 

 

 

This course is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Related area)

Module 2: Purposes of Assessment

In this module, you will explore and describe the purposes of assessment. You will review several resources that will explain the role of assessment in quality assurance in clinical education, motivating learners, providing feedback, communicating what is important, and facilitating learning. Despite this course’s self-paced format, you will develop a learning community with other participants by using several technology tools. You will also use the Participant Workbook that accompanies this module to help you reflect on what you have learned and strategize ways to take action. Lastly, you will take a short quiz to check your learning.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the gatekeeping and selection roles of assessment
  • Explain the quality assurance role of assessment
  • Articulate how assessment can motivate learners, provide feedback, communicate what is important, and facilitate learning

Disclosures

Stella Ng

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Nicole Woods

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Sarah Wright

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

ASHA CEU Credit

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area)

 

 

 

This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Related area)

Module 3: Common Assessment Methods in Health Professions Education

In this module, you will distinguish between common assessment methods in health professions education. You will describe the skills, knowledge and professionalism framework for assessment in addition to describing workplace-based assessment. You will identify assessment tools for both skills, knowledge, and professionalism and workplace-based assessment methods. Despite this course’s self-paced format, you will develop a learning community with other participants by using several technology tools. You will also use the Participant Workbook that accompanies this module to help you reflect on what you have learned and strategize ways to take action. Lastly, you will take a short quiz to check your learning.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the skills, knowledge, and professionalism framework for assessment
  • Describe workplace-based assessment
  • Identify tools for assessing skills, knowledge, professionalism and workplace-based learning

Disclosures

Stella Ng

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Nicole Woods

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Sarah Wright

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

ASHA CEU Credit

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area)

 

 

 

This course is offered for 0.45 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Related area)

Module 4: Establishing Assessment Quality

In this module, you will explore working definitions of reliability, validity and authenticity. You will identify practical considerations that are important to establishing assessment quality and also identify the role and training needs of assessors. Despite this course’s self-paced format, you will develop a learning community with other participants by using several technology tools. You will also use the Participant Workbook that accompanies this module to help you reflect on what you have learned and strategize ways to take action. Lastly, you will take a short quiz to check your learning.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Define Reliability, Validity, Authenticity
  • Identify practical considerations important to establishing assessment quality
  • Identify the role and training needs of assessors

Disclosures

Stella Ng

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Nicole Woods

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Sarah Wright

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

ASHA CEU Credit

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area)

 

 

 

This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Related area)

Module 5: Assessment as a Driver of Learning

In this module, you will explore test-enhanced learning as a means to maximize learner retention. You will begin to describe clinical assessment as assessment for learning. Additionally, you will consider ways in which assessments may drive learning and behavior.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explore test-enhanced learning as a means to maximize learner retention
  • Begin to describe clinical assessment as assessment for learning
  • Consider ways in which assessments may drive learning and behavior

Disclosures

Stella Ng

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Nicole Woods

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

Sarah Wright

Financial

Received compensation from CAPCSD as an independent contractor.

Non-financial

None

ASHA CEU Credit

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area)

 

 

 

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Related area)

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