Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

MCH Navigator’s Self-Assessment Reporting Process

 We are happy to generate a customized report for your GROUP!

This image contains a link to watch an introductory video about the reportsSelf-assessment is considered to be a major component of learning in public health1. It provides an opportunity for health professionals to reflect on competency-based strengths and weaknesses in order to identify learning needs and reinforce new skills or behaviors in order to improve performance.

The MCH Navigator has been collecting data from our online Self-Assessment for five years and generated a database with over 2,000 completed assessments.  During this time, we have collaborated with several universities on an annual basis to provide customized self-assessment data reports for their students.  We would like to explain the process, show you examples and offer this service to anyone nationwide who would like to benefit from this specialized reporting.

How it Works

We pull data from our database based on the client request.  If learners have taken the assessment more than once, we provide a pre/post analysis of mean changes in their knowledge and skills across the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies.  If learners have only taken the assessment once, we provide a baseline report of their knowledge and skills across the 12 competencies.  There are two ways to request analysis. You can request:

  1. Analysis for a group—more than one learner email address (e.g. a groups of public health students, or colleagues in the field).
  2. Individual analysis—You can access your personalized learning plan directly from the "Personalized Learning Plan" link at the left of this page. This report provides a short summary of overall understanding across competencies with customized learning opportunities for each sub-competency based on how the assessment questions were answered. You need to be logged in and have taken the self-assessment to receive your plan. You can either access electronically, print it out, or print it as a PDF.

This image shows the flow of the report process. The flow is explained in the text below.

Learn More

All we need from you are the email addresses (or single address if requesting an individual analysis) of learners of interest. Please email us, and we'll get the process started for you!

Typical requests take up to three to four business days.

We ensure all data is kept confidential throughout the reporting process and label each record as learner #1, learner #2 etc. A Learner Identifier Key is generated and attached with the final report that links data to email addresses only.

The final report includes:

  1. A formal cover letter explaining the structure of the report, details/findings about the sample, and how to interpret results.
  2. An excel workbook with data charts and average assessment scores.
  3. Learner identifier key that links confidential data charts with email addresses only.


Please email us if you would like us to analyze a set of group assessments, and we'll get the process started for you!


References

  1. Sujata, B., Oliveras, E., and Edson, W.N. (2001). How Can Self-Assessment Improve the Quality of Healthcare?  Operations Research Issue Paper 2(4). Published for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by the Quality Assurance (QA) Project.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.