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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: 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.

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: June 3, 2020 | B. E. Clauser, M. Kane, J. C. Clauser

Journal of Educational Measurement: Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages 216-229


This article presents two generalizability-theory–based analyses of the proportion of the item variance that contributes to error in the cut score. For one approach, variance components are estimated on the probability (or proportion-correct) scale of the Angoff judgments, and for the other, the judgments are transferred to the theta scale of an item response theory model before estimating the variance components.