Award for Excellence in Assessment Evaluation Criteria

AACP Resource


Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:


Identification of problem/project
  • Articulates a question focused on a substantive and consequential issue.
  • Clearly describes the project aims, identifying the problem to be addressed and relevance to the Pharm.D. program.
  • Clearly articulates the project’s assessment-related question.
  • Clearly describes how project impacts (moves forward) the college/school, with consideration to internal and external stakeholder concerns.
Data collection and plan for use 
  • Uses multiple, relevant data sources and measures.
  • Collection of data is easily accessible or embedded in existing college/school processes.
  • Provides a clear description of methodology that is appropriate to the problem being addressed.
  • Timing of data collection is appropriate for review and decision making.
Interpretation and dissemination of data
  • Describes the data analysis.
  • Draws appropriate conclusions.
  • Provides relevant comparisons or benchmarks of outcomes, within and/or outside the college/school.
  • Provides credible evidence to answer the problem being addressed.
  • Describes how assessment results are clearly communicated and disseminated within/outside of the college/school and to internal/external stakeholders.
Data-driven action/decision making
  • Describes how the data has led to meaningful, useful actionable decisions for program improvement.
  • Thoughtful engagement of internal/external stakeholders throughout the decision-making process.
  • Provided a timeline for implementation of assessment activity.
  • Changes are sustainable over time.
Evaluation, reflection, and next steps
  • Evaluates impact of problem being addressed to the overall Pharm.D. program.
  • Reflects on lessons learned with potential insights for implementation in other Pharm.D. programs.
  • Describes next steps and plans for iterative cycle.
  • Describes process for sustainability and implementation of actionable items.
Organization and overall impression of submission
  • Clear writing style, well written and free of grammatical errors.
  • Well organized, and met the general instructions/guidelines.
  • Project demonstrates a novel or innovative approach to meeting ACPE Standard 24 or 25 at the college/school.
  • Overall impression.