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Occupational Therapy, MS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome A Entry-level practice skills

The student will demonstrate entry level competencies and professional behaviors necessary for safe, effective, and innovative occupational therapy service delivery in existing and emerging areas of practice.
Objective 1 Apply the concepts of occupation related to assessment and treatment to individuals, groups, and communities. (OST 552)

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
OST 503, Traditional Program, Range of Scores on the Final Group Protocol was 87-100 with an average score of 94. OST 503, Hybrid Program, Range of Scores on the Final Group Protocol was 91.66-99.33 with an average of 96.95.

2018 Status
Achieved
OST 505, Traditional Program, Range of Scores on the PBL Assignment was 96-97.75, Average Score was 96.97 OST 505, Hybrid Program, Range of Scores on PBL Assignment was 77.83-97.46, Average Score was 95.1

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
In 2019, 40/40 students in the traditional cohort met this objective. The traditional student scores ranged from 85-98% with an average score of 92.78%. 21/21 hybrid students met the target score as the range for this cohort was 85-100% with an average score of 91.68%.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In 2018, 40/40 students in the traditional cohort met this objective. The traditional student scores ranged from 87.55-98.5% with a median score of 92.3%. 21/22 hybrid students met the target score as the range for this cohort was 58.5-98.5% with a median score of 94.4%.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Findings from the traditional cohort: Scores ranged from 77% to 96.5% with an average score of 91.37% within this cohort. Findings from the hybrid cohort: Scores ranged from 79.3% to 97.3% with an average score of 89.40% within this cohort. Overall findings: Scores ranged from 77% to 97.3% across all students enrolled in OST 552, with an average score of 90.39%.

Objective 2 Select, create and implement/teach treatment interventions that address typical clinical scenarios among various patient populations and settings grounded in research/evidence. (OST 652)

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
For the 2018 academic year, 58/58 students who enrolled in OST 661 passed their Level II FW with a score of 122 or above along with a score of '3' or higher on all safety/judgment items on the AOTA Level II Performance Evaluation.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
For the 2017 academic year, 50/50 students who enrolled in OST 661 passed their Level II FW with a score of 122 or above on the AOTA Level II FW Performance Evaluation. One student did not pass OST 660 (also a Level II placement) and was therefore not included in the official calculation for this report.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
17/17 hybrid students met this objective with a range of scores from 93.5-98.5% and an average of 95.85%. 39/40 traditional students met this objective with a range of scores from 77.0-108% and an average of 97.25%.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
41/41 Traditional Students received a score between 89.5 and 98%, with an average score of 93.43% 14/18 hybrid students received a score between 58-95%% on this same assignment with an average score of 91.0% 55/59 students across both programs scored between 58% and 98% with an overall average score of 94.5%.

2017 Status
Achieved
41/41 Traditional Students received a score between 89.5-98%, with an average score of 93.75% 18/18 hybrid students received a score between 86.5-99% on this same assignment with an average score of 94.3% 59/59 students across both programs scored between 86.5% and 99% with an overall average score of 94.02%.

Objective 7 Demonstrate an understanding of the skills applied during the OT process.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Student performance on the cumulative OST 551 final was collected for both the traditional and hybrid cohorts. Hybrid performance: 22/22 achieved the target score with a range from 84-100, and an average score of 94.77. Traditional performance: 39/39 achieved the target score with a range from 91.56-100, with an average score of 97.

2018 Status
Achieved
Peds Assessment Assignment data was collected for both Hybrid and Traditional classes, 100% of the students enrolled in OST 561 across both programs achieved the target score on the Pediatric Assessment Assignmet: Traditional: Winter 2018, OST 561, low: 90, max: 100, average: 97 (39 students) Hybrid: Fall 2018, OST 561, low: 87, max: 100, average: 97 (19 students)\ Overall student performance: 58/58 students met the target score with a range from 87-100%, and an average score of 97.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Data has been collected for both the Traditional and Hybrid Program Intervention Plan Assignment in OST 651. Across both programs, 57/57 students passed the project at or above the target score. For the traditional cohort (40 students), the point range for the assignment was 86%-107%, with a median score of 99%. The hybrid cohort (17 students), the point range for the assignment was 88%-100%, with a median score of 99%. The median scores for both cohorts was well above the target at 99 for the traditional program and 99 for the hybrid program.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data has been collected for both the Traditional and Hybrid Program Intervention Plan Assignment. Across both programs, 57/58 students passed the project at or above the target score. The median scores for both cohorts was well above the target- 93 for the traditional program and 99 for the hybrid program.

Outcome B Research for Practice

The student will demonstrate an understanding of how knowledge of research is essential for best practice, advocacy for our profession, and further development of evidentiary support for the field.
Objective 3 Demonstrate how research contributes to developing both a personal and professional body of knowledge. (OST 557)

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
From the Fall 2018 semester, 60 students completed this project. Within the hybrid program, 20/20 students completed the project at or above an 84%. Within the traditional program, 40 of 40 students completed the project at or above 84%.

2017 Status
Achieved
From the Fall 2017 semester, 58 students completed this project. Within the hybrid program, 18/18 students completed the project at or above an 84%. Within the traditional program, 39 of 40 students completed the project at or above 84%, the lone score below this standard was not due to content or delivery errors- the student submitted the project three days late and the course syllabus indicates a 10% penalty per day. The student earned a 97% for the content and the score of 68.5% reflected timeliness rather than knowledge of content.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
For the Fall 2018 semester, 55/55 students passed their Final Defense with a score of 84% or higher. The class average score for this project was 96%.

2017 Status
Achieved
For the Fall 2017 semester, 58/58 students passed their Final Defense with a score of 84% or higher. The class average score for this project was 94.2%.

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
Hybrid student performance: 16/16 met the threshold score with a range from 86-98 and an average score of 92.9. Traditional student performance: 40/40 met the threshold score with a range from 92.5-100 and an average score of 99.4. Overall performance- 56/56 met the threshold score, range from 86-100 and an average of 96.5.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Scores on the Intervention Plan for the traditional and hybrid classes were collected in summer 2018 to update this report. Traditional Program: 38 students, range 79-99.75, average 92.5. Hybrid program: 18 students, range: 58-95 with an average score of 91. Overall 45/54 students met the threshold score on this culminating experience.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Overall- 53/59 students passed this assignment with an 84% or higher with an average score of 91.25%. 18/18 Hybrid students passed this project with an average score of 94.5%. 35/41 Traditional students passed this project, the overall average score for this cohort was 88.0%. While the overall class average score exceeded the threshold, the department holds a goal that all students enrolled in this course demonstrate competency on this learning activity.

Measure 4

2019 Status
Achieved
Eight OST student research projects were accepted for presentation at state and national conferences. One group of students had their abstract published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Outcome C Entry-level leadership skills

Students will demonstrate and understanding of application of leadership skills including the supervision of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, education of team members, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.
Objective 4 Demonstrate the ability to plan, develop, organize, and market the delivery of services to include the determination of programmatic needs and service delivery options and formulation and management of staffing for effective service provision.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Hybrid student performance: 19/19 met the threshold score, with a range from 91-94% and an average score of 92.4. Traditional student performance: 40/40 met the threshold score, with a range from 91-95% and an average score of 93.2. Overall, all 59 students enrolled in this course me the threshold during 2019.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
OST 561, Traditional Program, Range of Scores on the Final Handout was 87-100 with an average score of 95.86. OST 561, Hybrid Program, Range of Scores on the Final Handout was 90-100 with an average score of 96.8.

2018 Status
Achieved
40 out of 40 students in the traditional program met the target score, with a range from 95-100% and a median score of 97%. 20/20 students in the hybrid program met the target score with a range from 95-100% and a median score of 97%.

Outcome D Entry-level educational skills

Development of basic instructional skills related to style, voice projections, flow of content, personal appearance, and ability to engage an audience.
Objective 5 Plan, organize, and deliver information in a manner that is appropriate for the audience and demonstrates professionalism.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Traditional student performance: 40/40 met the threshold score, with a range from 96-100% and an average score of 98.9%. Hybrid student performance: 16/16 met the threshold score, with a range from 88.5-100% and an average score of 94.06%. Overall, all 56 students enrolled in this course met the threshold score.

2018 Status
Achieved
40/40 students in the traditional program met the target score on this project in 2018, with a range from 94-100% and a median score of 97%. 22/22 students in the hybrid program met the target score for this project in 2018, with a range from 86-96% and a median score of 93%. Overall 62/62 students passed this project at or above the target score with a range from 86-100%.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Data was collected from both the traditional and hybrid cohorts for this item. The Traditional Cohort (40), the range of scores was 87-100%, with a median score of 95%; and the hybrid cohort (21) had a range of scores of 91.7-99%, with a median score of 99%. Both cohorts' scores were at or above the projected target of 95%. With all student scores being above thee threshold, the students exceeded the target of 95% thus meeting this objective.

Outcome E Career commitment to occupational therapy

Recognition of the importance of current developments, trends, and issues that affect the field.
Objective 6 Identify the key components of occupational therapy literature as well as public policy, and articulate the ways in which each can affect practice.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
OST 557, Traditional Program, Range of Scores on the Anatomy of a Research Article was 95-100 with an average score of 98.61. OST 557, Hybrid Program, Range of Scores on the same project was 87-98 with an average score of 91.42.

2018 Status
Achieved
From the Fall 2018 semester, 60 students completed this project. Within the hybrid program, 20/20 students completed the project at or above an 84%. Within the traditional program, 40 of 40 students completed the project at or above 84%.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
OST 555, Traditional Program, Range of Scores on the Letter to a Legislator was 84-100 with an average score of 95.20. OST 555, Hybrid Program, Range of Scores on the same project was 90-100 with an average score of 95.36.

Outcome G Integrating theory into entry-level practice

Demonstrate an understanding of the application of occupational therapy practice models and frames of reference across contexts and the lifespan.
Objective 8 Demonstrate the application of occupational therapy practice models and frames of reference to address the needs of individuals, groups, and populations.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Findings since last year: OST 502, Traditional Program, Range of Scores on the Final Exam was 68.5-104 with an average score of 89.1. 29/39 traditional students achieved final exam scores above the threshold score of 84%. Of the 10 students scoring below the threshold, 8 earned a score between 80 and 84%, 1 earned a score of 77%, and 1 scored below 70%. OST 502, Hybrid Program, Range of Scores on the Final Exam was 74.5- 105 with an average score of 94. 20/22 hybrid student achieved a final exam score above the threshold of 84%. Overall student performance: 49/61 students met the threshold score for the final exam, which equates to 80.3% of the students in these cohorts. This mark falls below the target of having 95% of the students pass this exam.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Final Examination performance by cohort: Traditional students completed this final in the Fall 2018 with an overall range of scores from 67.5-100% and a median score of 93%. Hybrid students also completed this final in the Fall 2018 with a range of scores from 76.5-100% with a median score of 93.29%.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In 2019, the Traditional cohort of 40 traditional students received a range of scores from 89%-98% and achieved a median score of 91% which is markedly higher than the target range for this item of 84%. Data was not collected from the hybrid group as this assignment was modified in the hybrid course and the scores are not comparable.