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Radiology Assessment Plan

Radiology Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the radiologic technology program is to provide high quality entry-level radiographers. Attention is focused on the needs for each student for local to international service.

Program Philosophy

In order to accomplish the program goals, it is the philosophy of MSSU to provide students with a high quality educational experience that includes:

Program Effectiveness Measures

Outcome Measurement Tool Benchmark

TimeFrame/ Responsible Party

Results Analysis/Action Plan
1) Students will be able to pass the national ARRT certification exam ARRT documentation sheet As a class, 75% average first-time pass rate over a 5 yr. period

Annually in March


March 2015 for class of 2014 - 100% Passage rates (100% for 14 straight years) & scaled scores on exam have remained well above national averages.  This indicates students who are well prepared.
2) Employers will indicate satisfaction with students hired from the program Post-Graduation Employer Survey,  months after graduation Average score of 7 out of 10 over a 5 year period

Annually in March


2009 9.03

2010 – 9.07

2011 – (n=4)9.18

2012 – (n)8 –9.375

2013 (n-8)-8.81

Overall avg. – 9.09

Benchmark met.  Employers indicate a high level of satisfaction in all areas of radiology with our students.  The lowest area was use of manual techniques.  Effort will be made to address this with clinical areas to explore ways to improve this next year
3) Students will be able to find employment in the radiologic sciences field

Phone Survey of students/employer survey

5 year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within 6 months after graduation

Annually in March


2010 – 86%

2011 – 100%

2012 –100%

2013 – ) 100%

2014 –


Overall 5 yr. avg. (n=34, 33 of 34 = 97%

4) Graduates will indicate they were satisfied the program prepared them as entry-level practitioners

Student Post Graduate Survey




5 year average of 7 out of possible 10 (overall score)


Annually in July




2010 – 9.46

2011 –  (n-9)


2012 -  (n-8)


2013 0 (n-8)


2014 – (n-7) 9.7

5 yr avg. 9.3

Benchmark met , continue to monitor




5) Students will complete the program



Count of number of students starting program compared with number graduating

75% annual completion rate



Annually in July



2010 (n-7)– 78%

2011(n-9) – 100%

2012(n-8) -  89%

2013(n-8) – 89%

2014 (n-7)– 78%

5 yr avg. = 87%,

Benchmark met, however this metric is declining and changes to the curriculum and recruitment efforts  were made in 2014  to attempt  to improve it.

Continue to monitor to see impact of changes.

Program Goals

Goal 1: Students will develop communication skills enabling them to communicate with patients and healthcare providers.

  1. Students will be able to effectively explain examination procedures to patients and/or family members.
  2. Students will be able to effectively communicate as demonstrated by an oral presentation on an advanced modality field in radiology.
  3. Students will be able to verbalize problems and solutions to rejected images.

Goal 2: Students will be able to think critically and solve problems in their daily work environment.

  1. The student will be able to successfully use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the clinical environment upon graduation from the program.
  2. Students will be able to verbalize problems and solutions to rejected images.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate professionalism.

  1. Students will demonstrate professionalism as demonstrated by their clinical attendance record.
  2. Students will demonstrate core principles of professionalism as demonstrated by survey answers from physicians and staff technologists at the clinical sites.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate competence in their clinical practice.

  1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence in their positioning skills.
  2. Graduates will be clinically able to perform as indicated by the clinical instructors.