Purpose and role of evaluation and feedback

Overall Performance Assessment

Student: To provide a general performance assessment and feedback to the student. The idea of clinical education is to prepare the athletic training student for professional integration, therefore, feedback concerning performance, subtleties, and skills are an integral part of the evaluation process. This feedback will be in itself part of the learning over time and teaching over time as the athletic training students learn tips, correct errors, and understand affect regarding different types of situations.

Method: The student will be evaluated by the supervising clinical preceptor and also perform a self- evaluation at mid-term and also at the end of each semester. Rookie students will be evaluated after each rotation.

Clinical Preceptor

To determine individual competency, to examine teaching style, and to identify strengths and weaknesses of individual students. The preceptor evaluation helps determine a constructive learning environment within the clinical setting.

Method: The preceptor will be evaluated by the students under their supervision. This evaluation will take place at the end of the semester through a confidential and anonymous online form that is sent directly to the CIE.

Clinical Site

To provide information of general quality regarding the experience and suggestions for improvement of the respective clinical education sites. This information also serves as part of the comprehensive assessment plan.

Method: This evaluation will be a part of the online preceptor evaluation form.

Evaluation of Clinical Proficiencies

D- Developing (69% in practicum course)

  • Content is inaccurate, contains errors, or is incomplete
  • Athletic training student needs significant support from preceptor
  • When challenged by the preceptor, does not demonstrate understanding
  • Disorganized process/ Improper sequence
  • Inefficient techniques
  • Result is not successful

P- Proficient (85% in practicum course)

  • Content is mostly accurate, minor inaccuracies do not detract from overall result
  • Athletic training student can complete the entire proficiency but with some support from the preceptor
  • When challenged by the preceptor, does not demonstrate total understanding
  • Organized process, proper sequence, and may add steps that are not needed
  • Mostly efficient techniques
  • Result is successful

M- Mastery (100% in practicum course)

  • Content completely accurate, all facts and concepts are correct
  • Athletic training student can complete the entire proficiency without support from the preceptor
  • When challenged by the preceptor, demonstrates total understanding and has an excellent grasp of the entire situation.
  • Completely organized process, proper sequence, and can justify why steps were done or not done
  • Efficient techniques
  • Result is successful