Student Remediation and Retention using PACKRAT® as a Self-Assessment Tool

Event Details


Jan 18, 2023

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3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

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This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom.

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PACKRAT® is an objective, comprehensive self-assessment tool for students and curricular evaluation. More information is available here:

This webinar will discuss the purpose of the PAEA PACKRAT exam and how it can assist in the assessment of both individual student as well as program performance. Early identification of students at risk of struggling on self assessments, such as the PACKRAT, provides the best opportunity for developing effective remediation strategies. The webinar will also discuss ways to perform data analysis of the PACKRAT to help predict performance on future assessments.

Speakers:  Chris Hanifin, MS, PA-C and Amy Gogtas, MSHS, PA-C
Moderators: Denise Rizzolo, PhD, MPH, PA-C and Robert (Robbie) Furter, PhD

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Review the intended purpose of the PACKRAT exam
  • Describe how PACKRAT performance can help identify at-risk students
  • Suggest remediation strategies for students with low scores on the PACKRAT
  • Use Microsoft Excel or statistical software to perform data analysis on a program’s PACKRAT data

This session will be recorded and made available in the PAEA Digital Learning Hub for all members. 

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 1/18/2023 to 1/18/2023. AAPA reference number: CME-207667.
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This session is part of a PAEA Assessment Showcase Webinar Series being offered in January. 2023. 

Join us as we look closely at each of PAEA’s Assessment tools:  End of Curriculum™ exam, PACKRAT®, and End of Rotation™ exams. Attendees will learn about each of the tools, and program members will share how they have used them as part of their overall program assessment strategy.  

All assessment showcase webinar sessions are recorded and posted in the PAEA Digital Learning Hub as enduring educational material.