Ann Chapleau, Jennifer Harrison; Fieldwork I Program Evaluation of Student Learning Using Goal Attainment Scaling. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_2):6912185060p1-6912185060p8. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.018325.
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This article describes a program evaluation of student learning during the Level I fieldwork experience of a master of science in occupational therapy program. We sought to determine the utility of Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) as a measure of student learning. Over four semesters, from fall 2013 through fall 2014, 240 students completed goal attainment scales for an individualized learning goal for the semester. Using a quantitative pretest–posttest design, we found significant increases in levels of student learning goal attainment during Level I fieldwork. Qualitative data from exit surveys revealed high levels of satisfaction with the program, particularly related to the opportunity to learn a new way of envisioning and writing individualized goals. These findings support the use of GAS as an outcome measure of student learning during fieldwork.
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