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2  Method used to evaluate learning and summarizes the development of learners at a particular point in time  Can be used to see if educational standards are met and to assess curriculum  A type of evaluation used by multiple professions and well documented in literature

3  When: Friday, 1/17/14  Breakfast: starts at 7:30am  Check-in is 8:15 to 8:45am  What to bring  Be sure to bring identification  “Your best effort”  Where:  Assigned computer lab: 520, LRC, or Patient Care Lab

4  Individualized assessment and feedback provided  Enables a “practice” atmosphere for upcoming evaluations by the same exam writers (Nat’l Association Boards of Pharmacy)  Provides additional incentive for retention of skills and knowledge  Early identification of areas of needing improvement to ensure timely progression

5  Provides college with objective data concerning student learning and retention  Brings together goals and objectives of courses and curriculum with teaching and examination  Faculty receive an additional mechanism of feedback regarding their coursework

6  “Pharmacy Curricular Outcomes Assessment”  Developed by writers the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)  Has been used in assessment of P1 to P4 students  “Scaled assessment” (0 to 700)  No preparation required other than rest

7  The PCOA has been evaluated in multiple trials since 2008 in US Pharmacy schools. It has proven to assess knowledge in the following areas:  Basic biomedical sciences  Pharmaceutical sciences  Social/behavioral/administrative sciences  Clinical sciences

8  SampleReports.pdf

9  Recognition at graduation for top two  Letter of recognition from the Dean’s Office for top 10%  Overall examination scores above the college mean will be rewarded with one “free” (automatic 100%) PPS Quiz in PPR 4260

10  If perform below prespecified breakpoints in any PCOA content section  Generate a student development plan.  Students that do not adhere to the above plan will receive a negative professionalism report per the College’s Student Professionalism Curriculum Policy and report to Dean of Student’s Office (DOSO)  Unexcused absences will result in DOSO report

11  Details of student development plan (deadlines approximate)  Typewritten by the student  Meet with Learning Community Peer Mentor by 4/1/14  Meet with Faculty Advisor by 4/25/14  Dated and signed plan by above turned into Summative Evaluations Chair by 4/30/14.

12  Good night’s sleep the night prior  Be well nourished and caffeinated in the morning  Bring your identification to the exam


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