SubmissionId 30381

Code
PCW - 2

Category

Authors
  • Elizabeth Wooster
  • Douglas Wooster

Affiliation
None

Reg Fee?
yes

Fee
150

Length of Presentation
Half Day (4 hours)

Title

Abstract (Rationale / Background / Purpose)

Rationale:

Assessment of trainees using multiple choice item format remains an important component of educational practice. Such tools can effectively and efficiently assess trainees' acquisition of knowledge, provide feedback regarding teaching outcomes and monitor the translation of the curriculum inot meaningful learning. To address these goals, the assessment tool must follow a planned blueprint, contain carefully crafted items (questions) and be assayed by appropriate psychometrics.

Learning Objectives:

As the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1) Define and structure a test blueprint

2) Recognize and apply item writing skills

3) Understand the principles of psychometrics

4) Model strategies for transfer learning to colleagues

Instructional Methods:

The concept of a defined assessment blueprint and its relationshi to the curriculum, the training level and expectations of the trainees' and taxonomic level required of the assessment will be introduced. Small group discussion regarding the blueprint and its possible refinement will occur. The principles of item writing will be reviewed and participants will have the opportunity to develop a limited number of items and critique a set of standard items. The principles of psychometics and their impact on quality assessment willl be presented and reinforced by participant application to discussion examples.

Strategies to transfer learning to colleagues on a peer-to-peer basis will be discussed.

Target Audience: Anyone who designs multiple choice questions and wishes to learn more about the principles of development and their applications.


Term 1
Yes

Term 2
Yes

Term 3
Yes

Term 4
Yes

Term 5
Yes
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