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RESEARCH LIBRARY

View recent publications to learn how the NBME research team is working to improve our products and services, advance the field of assessment science, and support the health professions.

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Posted: April 22, 2021 | C. Morrison, J. Wise, M. Maranki, L. Ross

Medical Science Educator: Volume 31, p 607–613 (2021)

 

This study extended previous research on the NBME Clinical Science Mastery Series self-assessments to investigate the utility of recently released self-assessments for students completing Family Medicine clerkships and Emergency Medicine sub-internships and preparing for summative assessments.

Posted: December 28, 2020 | D. Jurich, M. Daniel, K.E. Hauer, C. Seibert, L. Chandran, A.R. Pock, S.B. Fazio, A. Fleming, S.A. Santeni

Teaching and Learning in Medicine: Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p 366-381

 

CSE scores for students from eight schools that moved Step 1 after core clerkships between 2012 and 2016 were analyzed in a pre-post format. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to quantify the effect of the curriculum on CSE performance. Additional analysis determined if clerkship order impacted clinical subject exam performance and whether the curriculum change resulted in more students scoring in the lowest percentiles before and after the curricular change.

Posted: June 25, 2020 | M.J. Margolis, R.A. Feinberg (eds)

Integrating Timing Considerations to Improve Testing Practices

 

This book synthesizes a wealth of theory and research on time issues in assessment into actionable advice for test development, administration, and scoring. 

Posted: June 25, 2020 | D. Jurich

Integrating Timing Considerations to Improve Testing Practices

 

This chapter presents a historical overview of the testing literature that exemplifies the theoretical and operational evolution of test speededness.

Posted: October 25, 2018 | M.R. Raymond, C. Stevens, S.D. Bucak

Adv in Health Sci Educ 24, 141–150 (2019)

 

Research suggests that the three-option format is optimal for multiple choice questions (MCQs). This conclusion is supported by numerous studies showing that most distractors (i.e., incorrect answers) are selected by so few examinees that they are essentially nonfunctional. However, nearly all studies have defined a distractor as nonfunctional if it is selected by fewer than 5% of examinees.

Posted: July 20, 2018 | S. H. Felgoise, R. A. Feinberg, H. B. Stephens, P. Barkhaus, K. Boylan, J. Caress, Z. Simmons

Muscle Nerve, 58: 646-654

 

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)‐Specific Quality of Life instrument and its revised version (ALSSQOL and ALSSQOL‐R) have strong psychometric properties, and have demonstrated research and clinical utility. This study aimed to develop a short form (ALSSQOL‐SF) suitable for limited clinic time and patient stamina.

Posted: April 3, 2018 | I. Kirsch, W. Thorn, M. von Davier

Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 150-152

 

An introduction to a special issue of Quality Assurance in Education featuring papers based on presentations at a two-day international seminar on managing the quality of data collection in large-scale assessments.

Posted: February 2, 2018 | R.A. Feinberg, D. Jurich, J. Lord, H. Case, J. Hawley

Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 2018 45:3, 381-387

 

This study uses item response data from the November–December 2014 and April 2015 NAVLE administrations (n =5,292), to conduct timing analyses comparing performance across several examinee subgroups. The results provide evidence that conditions were sufficient for most examinees, thereby supporting the current time limits. For the relatively few examinees who may have been impacted, results suggest the cause is not a bias with the test but rather the effect of poor pacing behavior combined with knowledge deficits.