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Research Article  |   October 1989
Development of a Level I Fieldwork Evaluation
Author Affiliations
  • Suzanne Brown, MS, OTR, is Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lynn A. Caruso Streeter, MS, OTR, is Director of Oncology and Industrial Medicine, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the time of this study, she was Chief Occupational Therapist at Columbia Hospital
  • Virginia C. Stoffel, MS, OTR, is Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201. At the time of this study, she was Director of Occupational and Activity Therapy, DePaul Rehabilitation Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • James J. McPherson, MS, OTR, is Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
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Research Article   |   October 1989
Development of a Level I Fieldwork Evaluation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1989, Vol. 43, 677-682. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.10.677
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1989, Vol. 43, 677-682. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.10.677
Abstract

The Wisconsin Council on Education (Wiscouncil) developed and pilot tested an evaluation of student performance for Level I fieldwork to be used for both occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students. Data were gathered from 259 students, fieldwork supervisors, and faculty who rated the form on a number of variables. The majority of students and clinical faculty believed the form was good to excellent in meeting their needs, in being useful in a variety of settings, in being applicable for both occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students, and in overall efficiency. On the basis of the results of the 1-year pilot study, short (23-item) and long (38-item) versions of the form were developed. Implications for use and the importance of future research to determine reliability and validity are discussed.