Susan M Downing

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Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Threats to the validity of locally developed multiple-choice tests in medical education: construct-irrelevant variance and construct underrepresentation
    Steven M Downing
    University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education MC 591, 808 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 7309, USA
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 7:235-41. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Face validity of assessments: faith-based interpretations or evidence-based science?
    Steven M Downing
    College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 S Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 40:7-8. 2006
  3. pmc Teaching of evidence-based medicine to medical students in Mexico: a randomized controlled trial
    Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola
    Department of Medical Education, UNAM Faculty of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico
    BMC Med Educ 12:107. 2012
  4. pmc Development and preliminary psychometric properties of a well-being index for medical students
    Liselotte N Dyrbye
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    BMC Med Educ 10:8. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Procedures for establishing defensible absolute passing scores on performance examinations in health professions education
    Steven M Downing
    Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7309, USA
    Teach Learn Med 18:50-7. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of violating standard item writing principles on tests and students: the consequences of using flawed test items on achievement examinations in medical education
    Steven M Downing
    Department of Medical Education MC 591, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7309, USA
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 10:133-43. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Threats to the validity of clinical teaching assessments: what about rater error?
    Steven M Downing
    Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Med Educ 39:353-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Reliability: on the reproducibility of assessment data
    Steven M Downing
    Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 38:1006-12. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Validity: on meaningful interpretation of assessment data
    Susan M Downing
    Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 37:830-7. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Establishing passing standards for classroom achievement tests in medical education: a comparative study of four methods
    Steven M Downing
    Deparment of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7309, USA
    Acad Med 78:S85-7. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Threats to the validity of locally developed multiple-choice tests in medical education: construct-irrelevant variance and construct underrepresentation
    Steven M Downing
    University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education MC 591, 808 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 7309, USA
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 7:235-41. 2002
    ..Most sources of CIV and CUR can be controlled or eliminated from the tests used at all levels of medical education, given proper training and support of the faculty who create these important examinations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Face validity of assessments: faith-based interpretations or evidence-based science?
    Steven M Downing
    College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 S Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 40:7-8. 2006
  3. pmc Teaching of evidence-based medicine to medical students in Mexico: a randomized controlled trial
    Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola
    Department of Medical Education, UNAM Faculty of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico
    BMC Med Educ 12:107. 2012
    ..The main objective of this study was to assess EBM learning (knowledge, attitudes and self-reported skills) in undergraduate medical students with a randomized controlled trial...
  4. pmc Development and preliminary psychometric properties of a well-being index for medical students
    Liselotte N Dyrbye
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    BMC Med Educ 10:8. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Procedures for establishing defensible absolute passing scores on performance examinations in health professions education
    Steven M Downing
    Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7309, USA
    Teach Learn Med 18:50-7. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of violating standard item writing principles on tests and students: the consequences of using flawed test items on achievement examinations in medical education
    Steven M Downing
    Department of Medical Education MC 591, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7309, USA
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 10:133-43. 2005
    ..Item flaws introduce the systematic error of construct-irrelevant variance to assessments, thereby reducing the validity evidence for examinations and penalizing some examinees...
  7. ncbi request reprint Threats to the validity of clinical teaching assessments: what about rater error?
    Steven M Downing
    Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Med Educ 39:353-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Reliability: on the reproducibility of assessment data
    Steven M Downing
    Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 38:1006-12. 2004
    ..All assessment data, like other scientific experimental data, must be reproducible in order to be meaningfully interpreted...
  9. ncbi request reprint Validity: on meaningful interpretation of assessment data
    Susan M Downing
    Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 37:830-7. 2003
    ..Five sources--content, response process, internal structure, relationship to other variables and consequences--are noted by the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing as fruitful areas to seek validity evidence...
  10. ncbi request reprint Establishing passing standards for classroom achievement tests in medical education: a comparative study of four methods
    Steven M Downing
    Deparment of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7309, USA
    Acad Med 78:S85-7. 2003
    ..Most standard-setting methods were designed for large-scale assessments, and most research has taken place in the context of high-stakes examinations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Validity threats: overcoming interference with proposed interpretations of assessment data
    Steven M Downing
    University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 38:327-33. 2004
    ..To be interpreted in a meaningful manner, all assessments in medical education require sound, scientific evidence of validity...
  12. doi request reprint Direct observation in medical education: a review of the literature and evidence for validity
    H Barrett Fromme
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 76:365-71. 2009
    ..Based on the current recommendations and need for performance assessment in education and with attention paid to the development and design, direct observation can and should be included in medical education curricula...
  13. doi request reprint Simpler standards for local performance examinations: the Yes/No Angoff and whole-test Ebel
    Rachel Yudkowsky
    Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7309, USA
    Teach Learn Med 20:212-7. 2008
    ..The whole-test Ebel and Yes/No Angoff methods offer the possibility of faster and easier standard-setting exercises for local, medium-stakes performance exams...
  14. ncbi request reprint Quality control of an OSCE using generalizability theory and many-faceted Rasch measurement
    Cherdsak Iramaneerat
    Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 13:479-93. 2008
    ..We concluded that generalizability and MFRM analyses provided useful complementary information for monitoring and improving the quality of an OSCE...
  15. ncbi request reprint Developing an institution-based assessment of resident communication and interpersonal skills
    Rachel Yudkowsky
    UIC Clinical Performance Center, Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Acad Med 81:1115-22. 2006
    ..The authors describe the development and validation of an institution-wide, cross-specialty assessment of residents' communication and interpersonal skills, including related components of patient care and professionalism...
  16. doi request reprint Setting standards for performance tests: a pilot study of a three-level Angoff method
    Rachel Yudkowsky
    UIC Department of Medical Education, 963 CME, 808 S Wood, MC 591, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Acad Med 83:S13-6. 2008
    ..This study piloted a three-level Angoff in which items were assigned to "Yes," "No," or "Maybe" categories...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prior experiences associated with residents' scores on a communication and interpersonal skill OSCE
    Rachel Yudkowsky
    Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 62:368-73. 2006
    ..This exploratory study investigated whether prior task experience and comfort correlate with scores on an assessment of patient-centered communication...
  18. ncbi request reprint Toward meaningful evaluation of clinical competence: the role of direct observation in clerkship ratings
    Memoona Hasnain
    Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
    Acad Med 79:S21-4. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of direct observation on reliability and validity evidence for family medicine clerkship ratings of clinical performance...
  19. ncbi request reprint Item response theory: applications of modern test theory in medical education
    Steven M Downing
    College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education MC 591, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 37:739-45. 2003
    ..Item response theory (IRT) measurement models are discussed in the context of their potential usefulness in various medical education settings such as assessment of achievement and evaluation of clinical performance...
  20. ncbi request reprint Guessing on selected-response examinations
    Steven M Downing
    College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education MC 591, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612 7309, USA
    Med Educ 37:670-1. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint What is the impact of commercial test preparation courses on medical examination performance?
    William C McGaghie
    Office of Medical Education and Faculty Development, Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Teach Learn Med 16:202-11. 2004
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Reliability and usefulness of clinical encounter cards for a third-year surgical clerkship
    Melanie L Richards
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Surg Res 140:139-48. 2007
    ..Third-year medical students (MS3) were given clinical encounter cards (CECs) to stimulate feedback during their surgery clerkship. This study analyzes the feedback given on their clinical performance using CECs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Resident performance on the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) In-Training Examination: years 1996 through 2002
    Gerald B Holzman
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:359-63. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) In-Training Examination scores for significant trends...
  24. ncbi request reprint Item analysis to improve reliability for an internal medicine undergraduate OSCE
    Chirayu Auewarakul
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 10:105-13. 2005
    ..62--0.72. In conclusion, item analysis of OSCE stations is useful and should be performed to improve the reliability of total OSCE scores. Problem stations can then be identified and improved...
  25. ncbi request reprint Objective structured clinical examinations as an assessment method in residency training: practical considerations
    Mohammed Hijazi
    Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 28:192-9. 2008
  26. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of key feature cases for the self-assessment of colon and rectal surgeons
    Judith L Trudel
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Ann Surg 248:252-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of the scores from "key feature" cases in the self-assessment of colon and rectal surgeons...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sources of validity evidence for an internal medicine student evaluation system: an evaluative study of assessment methods
    Chirayu Auewarakul
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Med Educ 39:276-83. 2005
    ..Medical students' final clinical grades in internal medicine are based on the results of multiple assessments that reflect not only the students' knowledge, but also their skills and attitudes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Validation of a colonoscopy simulation model for skills assessment
    Robert E Sedlack
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:64-74. 2007
    ..The purpose is to provide initial validation of a novel simulation model's fidelity and ability to assess competence in colonoscopy skills...