Affiliation: Peninsula Medical School
- Adaptation of medical progress testing to a dental settingJon Bennett
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth Campus, Portland Square, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
Med Teach 32:500-2. 2010..Issues associated with its development and of its adaption to the specific needs of the dental curriculum are considered...
- Interactive online assessment training for busy practitionersChris Ricketts
Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, UK
Med Educ 39:525-6. 2005
- Standard setting for progress tests: combining external and internal standardsChris Ricketts
Institute for Clinical Education, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Med Educ 43:589-93. 2009..This study aimed to develop a new approach to standard setting for progress tests administered at the point when students approach graduation...
- Are multiple choice tests fair to medical students with specific learning disabilities?Chris Ricketts
Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Portland Square, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK
Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 15:265-75. 2010..We conclude that properly-designed multiple-choice tests of medical knowledge do not systematically discriminate against medical students with specific learning disabilities...
- A plea for the proper use of criterion-referenced tests in medical assessmentChris Ricketts
Institute for Clinical Education, University of Plymouth, UK
Med Educ 43:1141-6. 2009..It reiterates the difference between criterion-referenced tests and norm-referenced tests. It proposes that those who design and use any assessment in medicine should be clear about which of these approaches to testing they are using...
- Difficult decisions for progress testing: how much and how often?Chris Ricketts
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth, UK
Med Teach 32:513-5. 2010..We provide some empirical evidence about reliability and cost based upon generalisability theory. We suggest that the future research is needed in the areas of educational impact and acceptability...
- Beyond assessment: feedback for individuals and institutions based on the progress testLee Coombes
Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth, UK
Med Teach 32:486-90. 2010..Progress testing is used at Peninsula Medical School to test applied medical knowledge four times a year using a 125-item multiple choice test. Items within each test are classified and matched to the curriculum blueprint...
- Innovative learning: employing medical students to write formative assessmentsSuzanne Chamberlain
Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
Med Teach 28:656-9. 2006..Further research is under way to track the progress of the students involved in the exercise, and to formally evaluate the impact on learning...
- Can we share questions? Performance of questions from different question banks in a single medical schoolAdrian Freeman
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter, UK
Med Teach 32:464-6. 2010..Hence as well as creating its own questions, an institution could share questions. Both methods allow ownership and structuring of the test appropriate to the educational requirements of the institution...
- Assessment of progress testsJane McHarg
Peninsula Medical School, St Luke s Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK
Med Educ 39:221-7. 2005..Over the course of the programme students improve their scores on the test, enabling them, as well as staff, to monitor their progress...
- Choosing and designing knowledge assessments: experience at a new medical schoolAdrian C Freeman
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, UK
Med Teach 32:578-81. 2010..When selecting the appropriate tool, there is an increasing literature to provide a robust evidence base for developments or decisions...
- Improving progress test score estimation using bayesian statisticsChris Ricketts
Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Med Educ 45:570-7. 2011..Previous tests contain useful information that might be used to reduce this error. A Bayesian statistical approach to using this prior information was investigated...
- Are national qualifying examinations a fair way to rank medical students? YesChris Ricketts
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth PL4 8AA
BMJ 337:a1282. 2008