Date of Award

Spring 5-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

First Advisor

Dustin M. Hebert


This dissertation attempts to fill an existing gap in the literature concerning radiography programmatic assessment and provide a method of self-assessment for programs to create and evaluate their programmatic assessment plan. There is limited radiography-specific literature concerning programmatic assessment plans, and what does exist concerns general assessment best practices and some other allied health or health science related empirical research. Assessment plans are a necessary part of accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which is required by many programs. However, education for many radiography program assessment plan contributors is limited in this area, and JRCERT citations concerning assessment plan standards are numerous. In order to mitigate this problem, this dissertation study created a rubric to evaluate the quality of radiography programmatic assessment plans. The methodology for this study was the Delphi technique to both develop and validate the rubric. The Delphi panel was made up of radiography programmatic assessment plan experts and consisted of multiple rounds to gain consensus for each of the rubric’s criteria and indicators. A finalized rubric is presented in Appendix D.