Best Practices In Assessment

Assessment: This article discusses excellent ways to ensure the defensibility of assessment methods and outcomes.  Such guidance is increasingly important given the increasing emphasis on competency-based education and assessment.  These 12 tips include aligning assessments to curricula, utilizing standard setting methods when developing assessments, and analyzing the data gained as a result of those assessments.  The article provides a roadmap for anyone involved in medical student education, particularly those who are contemplating the development of new assessment methods.  Educators who follow these 12 tips will be well on their way to planning to valid, reliable, and therefore defensible assessment tools. — Pamela Ludmer, MD

Coombes L, Roberts M, Zahra D, and Burr S.  Twelve tips for assessment psychometrics.  Med Teach (2016) 38:3, 250-254.

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