Progress test utopia

Cees van der Vleuten*, Adrian Freeman, Carlos Fernando Collares

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Abstract

This paper discusses the advantages of progress testing. A utopia is described where medical schools would work together to develop and administer progress testing. This would lead to a significant reduction of cost, an increase in the quality of measurement and phenomenal feedback to learner and school. Progress testing would also provide more freedom and resources for more creative in-school assessment. It would be an educationally attractive alternative for the creation of cognitive licensing exams. A utopia is always far away in the future, but by formulating a vision for that future we may engage in discussions on how to get there.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalPerspectives on Medical Education
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Progress testing
  • Assessment feedback
  • School collaboration
  • LICENSING EXAMINATIONS
  • FEEDBACK
  • IMPACT

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