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Evaluation in well-being Professions schooling is the 1st complete textual content for health and wellbeing professions - humans in educating, study, management, scholar checking out and execs in medication, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and different healthiness fields. creation to evaluate within the health and wellbeing professions / Steven M. Downing and Rachel Yudkowsky -- Validity and its threats / Steven M. Downing and Thomas M. Haladyna -- Reliability / Rick D. Alexson and Clarence D. Kreiter -- Generalizability conception / Clarence D. Kreiter -- information of trying out / Steven M. Downing -- typical surroundings / Rachel Yudkowsky, Steven M. Downing, and Ara Tekian -- Written exams : constructed-response and selected-response codecs / Steven M. Downing -- Observational evaluation / William C. McGahie, John Butter, and Marsha Kaye -- functionality assessments / Rachel Yudkowsky -- Simulations in overview / William C. McGahie and S. Barry Issenberg -- Oral examinations / Ara Tekian and Rachel Yudkowsky -- evaluate portfolios / Ara Tekian and Rachel Yudkowsky

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Large-scale tests such as the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) and the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) are utilized to help selected students for pharmacy and medical schools. Tests such as the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX ) for Registered Nurses is another example of a large-scale test, which is used for licensure of registered nurses by jurisdictions in the United States. Small-scale or locally developed assessments—the main focus of this book—are developed, administered, and scored by “classroom” instructors, clinical teaching faculty, or other educators at the local school, college, or university level.

Formative and Summative Assessment The concepts of formative and summative assessment are pervasive in the assessment literature and date to the middle of the last century; these concepts originated in the program evaluation literature, but have come to be used in all areas of assessment (Scriven, 1967). These useful concepts are straightforward in meaning. The primary purpose of formative testing is to provide useful feedback on student strengths and weaknesses with respect to the learning objectives.

Christine McGuire, a major contributor to assessment theory and practice in medical education, once said: “Evaluation is probably the most logical field in the world and if you use a little bit of logic, it just fits together and jumps at you. . ” (Harris & Simpson, 2005, p. 68). We agree with Dr. McGuire’s statement. While there is much technical nuance and much statistical elaboration INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT 19 to assessment topics in health professions education, we should never lose sight of the mostly commonsense nature of the enterprise.

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