Academic and Clinical Education

Summative Outcome Measures: Tools in Assessing Psychomotor and Other Skills in Student Learning

Sunday, November 11
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room 13/14 - Convention Center

This session is designed to assist academic faculty and clinical instructors in implementing summative outcome measures to assess student learning of psychomotor skills, knowledge, and reasoning in professional and post-professional education. In an effort to identify standard measures linked to pediatric physical therapy education, three summative outcome measures across the educational continuum will be discussed. A grading rubric specifically adapted to pediatrics for case-based assessment measures the learner’s ability to apply content knowledge, psychomotor skills, and conceptual reasoning as determined by the clinical instructor and self-based student assessment in professional education. Use of a standardized patient experience as another summative assessment with actors portraying a young adult with CP will also enhance the participant’s understanding of student learning. Finally, a live patient assessment in residency education will demonstrate the progression of skills across the educational continuum. These tools will be described and discussed as examples of how multiple types of assessment can be used to shed light on measurement of psychomotor skills, in addition to content knowledge and conceptual reasoning skills, in learners at multiple levels.


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Jennifer A. Furze, PT, DPT

Associate Professor, Vice Chair, Pediatric Residency Coordinator
Creighton University

Dr. Furze is a board certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy and an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. She is the coordinator of the Creighton University Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency program and teaches pediatrics in a systems-based, lifespan curriculum. Nationally, she serves as the chair of the Academic and Clinical Education Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Her published educational research centers around clinical reasoning in professional and residency education, effective teaching methods, and pediatric physical therapy education.


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Mary Jane K. Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor; Pediatric PT Residency Program Director; Student Services Coordinator
University of Colorado

Dr. Rapport is a Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Department of Pediatrics at the
University of Colorado. She is the Director of the Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program, Student Services Coordinator for the DPT Program,
Co-Director of the Teaching Scholars Program, a member of the Academy of Medical Educators, and the PT Discipline Director for the LEND program
through JFK Partners. She has been an active member of the APPT and has been serving as Chief Delegate and in a leadership role in the ACE SIG..


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Lisa Dannemiller, PT, DSc, PCS

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Dannemiller is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado. Her career includes 28 years
of pediatric clinical work, pediatric clincal specialist recertification in 2011, a DSc from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2005, and full-time teaching since 2008. She is team leader of a CPG on DCD, active with the CO Chapter of the APTA, FSBPT Exam Development Committee and was Region II Director for the APPT (2011-2017). She is co-chair of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy's Movement System Task Force.


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