Development of a peer teaching-assessment program and a peer observation and evaluation tool
Originally published in American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, v.72 no.6 (2008), article no.147. DOI:10.5688/aj7206147
Objectives. To develop a formalized, comprehensive, peer-driven teaching assessment program and a valid and reliable assessment tool. Methods. A volunteer taskforce was formed and a peer-assessment program was developed using a multistep, sequential approach and the Peer Observation and Evaluation Tool (POET). A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the efficiency and practicality of the process and to establish interrater reliability of the tool. Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) were calculated. Results. ICCs for 8 separate lectures evaluated by 2-3 observers ranged from 0.66 to 0.97, indicating good interrater reliability of the tool. Conclusion. Our peer assessment program for large classroom teaching, which includes a valid and reliable evaluation tool, is comprehensive, feasible, and can be adopted by other schools of pharmacy.
Jennifer M. Trujillo, Margarita V. DiVall, Judith Barr, Michael Gonyeau, Jenny A. Van Amburgh, S. James Matthews, and Donna Qualters. "Development of a peer teaching-assessment program and a peer observation and evaluation tool" Bouvé Faculty Publications (2008).
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