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RESEARCH LIBRARY

This library features a subset of NBME research, which includes over 1,500 publications dating back to 1923. Check back as we continue to add both new and previously published research. 

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Posted: August 31, 2019 | M. von Davier, YS. Lee

Springer International Publishing; 2019

 

This handbook provides an overview of major developments around diagnostic classification models (DCMs) with regard to modeling, estimation, model checking, scoring, and applications. It brings together not only the current state of the art, but also the theoretical background and models developed for diagnostic classification.

Posted: June 6, 2019 | R.A. Feinberg, D.P Jurich

On the Cover. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 38: 5-5

 

This informative graphic reports between‐individual information where a vertical line—with dashed lines on either side indicating an error band—spans three graphics allowing a student to easily see their score relative to four defined performance categories and, more notably, three relevant score distributions.

Posted: March 1, 2019 | D. Jurich, M. Daniel, M. Paniagua, A. Fleming, V. Harnik, A. Pock, A. Swan-Sein, M. A. Barone, S.A. Santen

Academic Medicine: March 2019 - Volume 94 - Issue 3 - p 371-377

 

Schools undergoing curricular reform are reconsidering the optimal timing of Step 1. This study provides a psychometric investigation of the impact on United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 scores of changing the timing of Step 1 from after completion of the basic science curricula to after core clerkships.

Posted: March 1, 2019 | J. Salt, P. Harik, M. A. Barone

Academic Medicine: March 2019 - Volume 94 - Issue 3 - p 314-316

 

The United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam uses physician raters to evaluate patient notes written by examinees. In this Invited Commentary, the authors describe the ways in which the Step 2 CS exam could benefit from adopting a computer-assisted scoring approach that combines physician raters’ judgments with computer-generated scores based on natural language processing (NLP).

Posted: January 3, 2019 | M. von Davier, Y. Cho, T. Pan

Psychometrika 84, 147–163 (2019)

 

This paper provides results on a form of adaptive testing that is used frequently in intelligence testing. In these tests, items are presented in order of increasing difficulty. The presentation of items is adaptive in the sense that a session is discontinued once a test taker produces a certain number of incorrect responses in sequence, with subsequent (not observed) responses commonly scored as wrong.