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Posted: April 27, 2022 | Jonathan D. Rubright, Michael Jodoin, Stephanie Woodward, Michael A. Barone

Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 5 - Pages 718-722


The purpose of this 2019–2020 study was to statistically identify and qualitatively review USMLE Step 1 exam questions (items) using differential item functioning (DIF) methodology.

Posted: April 1, 2022 | Katie L. Arnhart, Monica M. Cuddy, David Johnson, Michael A. Barone, Aaron Young

Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 4 - Pages 476-477


Response to to emphasize that although findings support a relationship between multiple USMLE attempts and increased likelihood of receiving disciplinary actions, the findings in isolation are not sufficient for proposing new policy on how many attempts should be allowed.

Posted: April 1, 2022 | Katie L. Arnhart, Monica M. Cuddy, David Johnson, Michael A. Barone, Aaron Young

Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 4 - Pages 467-477


Letter to the editor; response to D'Eon and Kleinheksel.

Posted: March 17, 2022 | Richard A. Feinberg, Carol Morrison, Mark R. Raymond

Educational Measurement: Issues and Practices: Volume 41 - Issue 1 - Pages 95-96


Often unanticipated situations arise that can create a range of problems from threats to score validity, to unexpected financial costs, and even longer-term reputational damage. This module discusses some of these unusual challenges that usually occur in a credentialing program.

Posted: March 10, 2022 | Andrew A White, Ann M King, Angelo E D’Addario, Karen Berg Brigham, Suzanne Dintzis, Emily E Fay, Thomas H Gallagher, Kathleen M Mazor

JMIR Medical Education: Volume 8 , Issue 4


The Video-based Communication Assessment (VCA) app is a novel tool for simulating communication scenarios for practice and obtaining crowdsourced assessments and feedback on physicians’ communication skills. This article aims to evaluate the efficacy of using VCA practice and feedback as a stand-alone intervention for the development of residents’ error disclosure skills.

Posted: February 20, 2022 | Michael Barone, Keith S. Coulter, Katina Kulow, Xingbo (Bo) Li

Psychology & Marketing: Volume 39 - Issue 6 - Pages 1190-1203


Does seeing a price in a physically low (vs. high) location prompt consumers to believe that the featured product is less costly? This research further specifies when price location effects are likely to arise, increasing our understanding of pricing in general and this locational phenomenon in particular.

Posted: February 1, 2022 | Monica M. Cuddy, Lauren M. Foster, Paul M. Wallach, Maya M. Hammoud, David B. Swanson

Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 2 - Pages 262-270


This study examined shifts in U.S. medical student interactions with EHRs during their clinical education, 2012–2016, and how these interactions varied by clerkship within and across medical schools.

Posted: January 1, 2022 | Ian Micir, Kimberly Swygert, Jean D'Angelo

Journal of Applied Technology: Volume 23 - Special Issue 1 - Pages 30-40


The interpretations of test scores in secure, high-stakes environments are dependent on several assumptions, one of which is that examinee responses to items are independent and no enemy items are included on the same forms. This paper documents the development and implementation of a C#-based application that uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques to produce prioritized predictions of item enemy statuses within a large item bank.

Posted: January 1, 2022 | Hilary Barnes, Asefeh Faraz Covelli, Jonathan D. Rubright

Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: January 2022 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 78-88

The purpose of this study was to develop and examine the initial factor structure of a novel instrument that measures NNPRT.

Posted: December 4, 2021 | Victoria Yaneva, Brian E. Clauser, Amy Morales, Miguel Paniagua

Journal of Educational Measurement: Volume 58, Issue 4, Pages 515-537


In this paper, the NBME team reports the results an eye-tracking study designed to evaluate how the presence of the options in multiple-choice questions impacts the way medical students responded to questions designed to evaluate clinical reasoning. Examples of the types of data that can be extracted are presented. We then discuss the implications of these results for evaluating the validity of inferences made based on the type of items used in this study.