When considering your evaluation, you need to be clear on who will be using the results and what they need them for. Consider Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation:
Your evaluation should be linked to your learning objectives. In most cases we evaluate level one through a survey and level two through a survey; a pre-test / post-test; or checklist. If you are looking to evaluate behavior or results you will need to collect baseline data to compare to. CSTAR staff can work with you to design your evaluation tools to meet your specific needs.
- SET – Simulation Effectiveness Tool: used for participants to evaluate the simulation experience
- DASH – Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare: used for evaluation of the instructor
- Sample Course Evaluation