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Post Curriculum Assessment

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2016 05:56PM UTC
The Post Curriculum Assessment (PCA) measures learners’ retention across all domains for each activity within the curriculum. The PCA includes the Repeated Measure and a selection of questions previously presented in the curriculum, which cover all learning objectives and question types.
The PCA is delivered to learners six to eight weeks (on average) after the completion of their final curriculum intervention. To ensure accurate measurement and analysis, the PCA is individualized, based on the time of a learner’s curriculum completion and assesses the specific items they completed within the previous activity(ies).

To build a PCA, follow these steps:
  1. Create a new course and select the "Post Curriculum Assessment (PCA)" course type. Click the "Ok" button.
  2. Rename the course title in the Front Matter section. You do not need to update anything else in this section.
  3. In the Introduction section provide a brief explanation of the PCA. This should include information about the curriculum and the estimated time it will take to complete the assessment. A sample is below for your reference:
Thank you for your participation in one or more of the following activities in XX curriculum:
  • Activity #1
  • Activity #2
We hope that you found this to be of high value. Participants are offered the opportunity to assess their retention of the key learning points covered in this curriculum, and to compare their scores with other health professionals who have also participated. Your scores will be presented on the pages following the last question for your review.

This assessment can be completed within 5–7 minutes.
  1. Select the Repeated Measure used in your curriculum from the Author Tool Kit in the Curriculum Challenge section. This will populate the questions in section 4, 5, 7 and 8.
  2. In the Assessments Questions and Post Test sections, select the Confidence, practice, Knowledge and Competence questions you would like to present to the learner again. To comply with our methodology you need at least 1 confidence, 1 practice, 2 knowledge and 1 competence question. We recommend not exceeding more than 4 Knowledge and 2 Competence questions.
You can make your selections by:

A. Selecting the maximum number of questions presented
B. Marking those questions you would like to ask the learner again as "High" priority.
C. To assist you in making these selections, click the green arrow next to each question to see learner data.
D. If the same question was asked in more than one activity, you can link the questions together by dragging and dropping the questions onto each other. This will ensure that no matter which activity(ies) a learner took, they will be presented with that question and be presented it only one time.
  1. In the Additional Questions section you have the opportunity to pose any additional self-reported questions to the learner. To comply with RealCME's Outcomes Methodology, a patient reach question must be asked. This is used to calculate the potential impact this curriculum had on patients on a weekly and annual basis. A sample is below for your reference:
Approximately how many patients on a (weekly, monthly, etc.) basis do you see with XX?
A. 0
B. 1-5
C. 6-10
D. >10
  1. In the Curriculum Challenge section you have the opportunity to provide rationale for the correct sorting of the Repeated Measure question, if you choose to do so.
  2. In the Thank You section, provide a thank you and wrap up for the learner.
Once the PCA has been created and is approved for launch, please notify the Support Team.

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