Student Performance Assessment in the Clinical Learning Environment: Taking the Leap From CPI to CIET

The Education Leadership Partnership recently identified the importance of measuring student competence across education. Often, evaluation of student performance in full-time clinical experiences is completed through the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI). However, a recent article reviewing CPI ratings and narrative comments urged the profession to ensure graduates are accurately and consistently evaluated to best meet demands for contemporary practice. Increasingly, stakeholders in clinical education are engaging in dialogue on the relevance and practical use of the CPI. At the 2018 Educational Leadership Conference and 2019 Combined Sections Meeting, they discussed concerns and frustrations regarding clinical assessment and the CPI, noting broad item descriptions and inconsistent use of the CPI led to challenges in interpreting performance throughout and at completion of clinical experiences. The energy in these rooms was palpable; the underlying question clear. Is the CPI the preferred tool to fulfill these demands? This session will outline the rationale, process, and review assessment data collected in comparing the CPI to the Clinical Internship Evaluation Tool (CIET) during one universityƕs transition from CPT to CIET. The speakers will present stakeholder data from students, clinical instructors, site coordinators, and academia. Attendees will be asked to engage in dialogue about assessment in clinical education.

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  • Control #: 1832
  • Type: Education Session
  • Event/Year: CSM 2020
  • Authors: Amanda Sharp
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