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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: 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: December 10, 2020 | L.A. Ha, V. Yaneva, P. Harik, R. Pandian, A. Morales, B.E. Clauser

Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

 

This paper brings together approaches from the fields of NLP and psychometric measurement to address the problem of predicting examinee proficiency from responses to short-answer questions (SAQs).

Posted: December 4, 2020 | S. Eraslan, Y. Yesilada, V. Yaneva, S. Harper

ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing

 

In this article, we first summarise STA (Scanpath Trend Analysis) with its application in autism detection, and then discuss future directions for this research.

Posted: November 24, 2020 | P. Baldwin

Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice

 

This article aims to answer the question: when the assumption that examinees may apply themselves fully yet still respond incorrectly is violated, what are the consequences of using the modified model proposed by Lewis and his colleagues? 

Posted: November 3, 2020 | M.G. Tolsgaard, C.K. Boscardin, Y.S. Park, M.M. Cuddy, S.S. Sebok-Syer

Advances in Health Sciences Education: Volume 25, p 1057–1086 (2020)

 

This critical review explores: (1) published applications of data science and ML in HPE literature and (2) the potential role of data science and ML in shifting theoretical and epistemological perspectives in HPE research and practice.

Posted: November 1, 2020 | H. Kimberly, P.J. Hicks, M.J. Margolis, C. Carraccio, A. Osta, M.L. Winward, A. Schwartz

Academic Medicine: November 2020 - Volume 95 - Issue 11S - p S89-S94

 

Semiannually, U.S. pediatrics residency programs report resident milestone levels to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Pediatrics Milestones Assessment Collaborative (PMAC) developed workplace-based assessments of 2 inferences. The authors compared learner and program variance in PMAC scores with ACGME milestones.

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Y.S. Park, A. Morales, L. Ross, M. Paniagua

Evaluation & the Health Professions: Volume: 43 issue: 3, page(s): 149-158

 

This study examines the innovative and practical application of DCM framework to health professions educational assessments using retrospective large-scale assessment data from the basic and clinical sciences: National Board of Medical Examiners Subject Examinations in pathology (n = 2,006) and medicine (n = 2,351).

Posted: September 1, 2020 | F.S. McDonald, D. Jurich, L.M. Duhigg, M. Paniagua, D. Chick, M. Wells, A. Williams, P. Alguire

Academic Medicine: September 2020 - Volume 95 - Issue 9 - p 1388-1395

 

This article aims to assess the correlations between United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) performance, American College of Physicians Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) performance, American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Certification Exam (IM-CE) performance, and other medical knowledge and demographic variables.

Posted: September 1, 2020 | L. E. Peterson, J. R. Boulet, B. E. Clauser

Academic Medicine: Volume 95 - Issue 9 - p 1396-1403

 

The objective of this study was to evaluate the associations of all required standardized examinations in medical education with ABFM certification examination scores and eventual ABFM certification.

Posted: June 25, 2020 | P. Harik, R.A. Feinberg RA, B.E. Clauser

Integrating Timing Considerations to Improve Testing Practices

 

This chapter addresses a different aspect of the use of timing data: it provides a framework for understanding how an examinee's use of time interfaces with time limits to impact both test performance and the validity of inferences made based on test scores. It focuses primarily on examinations that are administered as part of the physician licensure process.