Applying a Framework for Systems of Assessment

Date:  Sunday 6 September 2020
Time:  0930-1230
Location:  Jura, Crowne Plaza
 
Facilitators:

  • M Brownell Anderson, NBME, USA
  • John Norcini, FAIMER and SUNY Syracuse, USA
  • Miguel Paniagua, NBME, USA
  • Valdes Bollela, Faculty of Medicine Ribeirao Preto -University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
 

ABSTRACT:
 
Summary of theme and why it is important:  In 2019 an updated version of the criteria for good assessment was published. The most notable change was the addition of a framework for systems of assessment. Education and practice in the health professions requires knowledge, skills, and attitudes that cannot be captured in a single assessment. Separate measures are required, and these are frequently applied in isolation. Systems of assessment integrate this series of individual measures to achieve one or more purposes (e.g. feedback versus decisions, high vs. no stakes) for one or more groups of stakeholders (e.g. students, faculty, patients, and regulatory bodies). The development and implementation of such systems is challenging and there is little guidance available to help educators. Norcini, JJ, Anderson, MB, Bollela, V, et. al. 2018 Consensus Framework for Good Assessment Medical Teacher https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2018.1500016
What participants will gain:  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have: • an understanding of the elements of the framework for systems of assessment; • experience applying the framework to systems of assessment in contexts such as educational settings, regulatory settings, and selection settings; • be able to identify weaknesses, strengths, and system improvements; and • identify areas where the framework could be improved. • the opportunity to contribute their ideas for changes to the framework that might be included in future publications
Who should participate:  Anyone with responsibility for assessment in their institution.
Level of workshop:  Introductory

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