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Establishing the Validity and Reliability Evidence of Preceptor Assessment of Student Tool. Copyright: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Zhou, L.; Almutairi, A. R.; Alsaid, N. S.; Warholak, T. L.; Cooley, J.

Title, Section

Establishing the Validity and Reliability Evidence of Preceptor Assessment of Student Tool. Copyright: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

Publication Year

2017

Journal Title

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Volume

81

Issue

8

Pages

5908

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 29200445

DOI

10.5688/ajpe5908

Abstract

Objective. To evaluate the validity and reliability evidence of the preceptor assessment of student tool (PAST) which was designed to assess doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) student rotation performance. Methods. Evaluation data were loaded into WINSTEPS software to conduct a Rasch rating scale analysis. Validity evidence was examined from construct and content validity perspectives, and reliability was assessed via student and item separation index and reliability coefficient. Data from 435 observations were included in the analysis. Results. All 19 items measured the same construct of interest and the five-point rating scale functioned appropriately and differentiated students' ability. However, the item/person map indicated an absence of items at the end of the measurement continuum. Conclusion. Although adding items at the end of the measurement continuum may be beneficial, PAST showed good validity and reliability evidence when used to evaluate PharmD student rotations and is suitable to assess mastery learning.

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