Evaluation of Student Achievement

The goals of addressing student evaluation are to:

  • measure a student’s academic achievement and competency development
  • promote timely and specific feedback to students so they can evaluate their progress
  • identify students with academic difficulty to support and provide remediation as needed and  identify and recognize outstanding students.

These goals are achieved by the following objectives:

Objective 1: Student evaluations must be based upon learning objectives that are competency-based and criterion-referenced when possible.

Objective 2: Performance-based assessment must be a component of course and clerkship evaluation plans.

Objective 3: Formative evaluations and feedback must be incorporated into the evaluation process.

Objective 4: Summative evaluations of students’ learning must be based upon competency-based objectives.

Objective 5: Evaluation by individuals, other than teaching faculty [e.g., students (self and peer), patients, nurses], when possible, will be incorporated into the evaluation process.

Objective 6: Assessment of the professionalism competency must be incorporated in the evaluation process for all clerkships, and is strongly encouraged in preclinical courses.

Objective 7: A uniform competency-based evaluation system must be maintained.