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Research Article  |   July 1992
Outcomes Assessment and Program Evaluation: Partners in Intervention Planning for the Educational Environment
Author Affiliations
  • Karen A. Stern, MS, OTR, is Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Kean College of New Jersey, Union, New Jersey
  • Paula Kramer, MA, OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Kean College of New Jersey, Union, New Jersey. (Mailing address: 23 Elmwood Avenue, Chatham, New Jersey 07928)
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Research Article   |   July 1992
Outcomes Assessment and Program Evaluation: Partners in Intervention Planning for the Educational Environment
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1992, Vol. 46, 620-624. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.7.620
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1992, Vol. 46, 620-624. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.7.620
Abstract

Accountability of educational institutions is a current trend in academia. Outcomes assessment provides a method of evaluating educational programs to ensure they are meeting their objectives. This paper presents an overview of outcomes assessment and describes its relationship to and integration with program evaluation. It also describes the implementation of an outcomes assessment program at Kean College of New Jersey, Union, New Jersey. A model for assessment within occupational therapy programs, which parallels a model for intervention planning, is introduced and discussed.