Assessment and Evaluation

Advancing Assessment and Evaluation

This is your gateway to finding measurement tools that can be used to assess individual learners, groups, teams, practice environments, and organizations; and to evaluate the impact of interprofessional education programs and collaborative practice on Triple Aim Outcomes. 

Performance Assessment Communication and Teamwork Tools Set (PACT)

The PACT Tool set was designed by faculty and staff at the University of Washington (Center for Health Sciences, Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice), as part of a Macy and Hearst Foundations grant to develop a simulation-based team training program for pre-licensure health professions students.  To develop the program, the authors chose the "Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety" (TeamSTEPPS®) model as a guiding framework.  The PACT...
Chiu, C.
Brock, D.
Abu-Rish, E.
Vorvick, L.
Wilson, S.
Hammer, D.
Schaad, D.
Blondon, K.
Zierler, B.

TeamSTEPPS Team Assessment Questionnaire and Team Performance Observation Tool (TAQ-TPOT)

“Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety” (TeamSTEPPS™) is a systematic approach to training health care professionals. It was developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve the quality, safety, and the efficiency of health care. Although largely known as a curriculum, the Team STEPPS program has several assessment tools relevant for quality improvement. The TAQ self-report questionnaire and the TPOT...
Beebe, P.
Bawel-Brinkley, K.
O’Leary-Kelley, C.

University of the West of England Entry Level Interprofessional Questionnaire (UWE-ELIQ)

The UWE-ELIQ is the first of three surveys designed to assess changes in student attitudes and perceptions over the course of their training and entry into practice.  The ELIQ survey is administered at the beginning of schooling.  The UWE Interim Professional Questionnaire (IIE) is administered during the second year of study, and the UWE Final Interprofessional Questionnaire (FIQ) is administered after qualification and again after 9 months of professional practice.  All three surveys collect...
Pollard, K.C.
Meirs, M.E.
Gilchrist, M.

IPEC Competency Self-Assessment Tool

This instrument was designed to assess competencies related to collaborative practice at the healthcare degree program level through individual student self-assessment. Specifically, the tool measures students' self-efficacy on items based on the 42 core competency statements developed by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC, 2011), a consortium of professional associations in the U.S. representing six disciplines.  Results can help inform curriculum planning, track the...
Dow, A.W.
DiazGranados, D.
Mazmanian, P. E.
Retchin, S. M.

The University of Auckland Behavioural Rating Scale (UA-BRS)

This tool was designed to assess teamwork behaviors exhibited by critical care teams during simulated emergencies.   Specifically, leadership and team coordination, mutual performance monitoring, and verbalising situational information are rated in 23 items. The tool can be completed by team members (group self-assessment) and/or by observers. The 2011 validation study was conducted on 160 individuals in 40 critical care teams engaged in 4 scenarios each. Results helped establish the factor...
Weller, J.
Frengley, R.
Torrie, J.
Shulruf, B.
Jolly, B.
Hopley, L.
Hendersdon, K.
Dzendrowskyj, P.
Yee, B.
Paul, A.

Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies Attainment Survey (ICCAS)

The ICCAS was designed to assess the change in interprofessional collaboration-related competencies in healthcare students and practicing clinicians before and after IPE training interventions. Specifically, this 20-item, self-report tool measures participants' skills in communication, collaboration, roles and responsibilities, collaborative patient-family-centered approach, conflict management/resolution, and team functioning.  Using a retrospective pre-post approach, participants...
Archibald, D.
Trumpower, D.
MacDonald, C. J.

Safety Organizing Scale (SOS)

The tool was designed to capture self-reported team behaviors that underlie a safety culture within hospital-based nursing units. Specifically, this 9-item tool measures individual nurses' perceptions of how their nursing unit works in terms of: (1) preoccupation with failure, (2) reluctance to simplify interpretations, (3) sensitivity to operations, (4) commitment to resilience, and (5) deference to expertise.  Results, aggregated to the unit level, can be used to potentially improve...
Vogus, T. J.
Sutcliffe, K. M.