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Student performance appraisal: an approach to evaluation of attitudes in medical laboratory technology students.

Authors
  • Gagliardi, K
  • Walker, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of medical technology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
57
Issue
3
Pages
146–159
Identifiers
PMID: 10145067
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This paper describes the development and implementation of a new evaluation format for assessing professional attitudes in medical laboratory technology students--the performance appraisal. This tool measures attitudes considered desirable in the ¿ideal technologist¿, and links the presence or absence of these attitudes to behaviors which can be observed in the student. The performance appraisal functions not only as an evaluation instrument for instructors, but as a learning tool for students, who can identify behavioral objectives, assess their own progress, and set goals and strategies for development of professional attitudes. Details regarding the administration of the evaluation instrument, such as rating scales, remedial planning, and responsibilities of faculty, clinical coordinators, and students are presented. In addition, controversies regarding the evaluation of professional attitudes are discussed, including: optimizing instructor objectivity; timing and grading of evaluations; forwarding of evaluations from one instructor to another; identification of mandatory and desirable attitudes; and criterion referencing of objectives. Plans for future development of the system are included.

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