Validity evidence for USMLE examination cut scores: results of a large-scale survey.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/217664
Title:
Validity evidence for USMLE examination cut scores: results of a large-scale survey.
Authors:
Margolis, Melissa J; Clauser, Brian E; Winward, Marcia; Dillon, Gerard F
Affiliation:
mmargolis@nbme.org
Citation:
Validity evidence for USMLE examination cut scores: results of a large-scale survey. 2010, 85 (10 Suppl):S93-7 Acad Med
Journal:
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Issue Date:
Oct-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/217664
DOI:
10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181ed4028
PubMed ID:
20881714
Abstract:
This research examined the credibility of the cut scores used to make pass/fail decisions on United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge, and Step 3.; Approximately 15,000 members of nine constituency groups were asked their opinions about (1) current initial and ultimate fail rates and (2) the highest acceptable, lowest acceptable, and optimal initial and ultimate fail rates.; Initial fail rates were generally viewed as appropriate; more variability was associated with ultimate fail rates. Actual fail rates for each examination across recent years fell within the range that respondents considered acceptable.; Results provide important evidence to support the appropriateness of the cut scores used to make classification decisions for USMLE examinations. This evidence is viewed as part of the overall validity argument for decisions based on USMLE scores.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Clinical Medicine; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Educational Measurement; Educational Status; Humans; Licensure, Medical; Questionnaires; United States
ISSN:
1938-808X
Ethical Approval:
N/A

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dc.contributor.authorMargolis, Melissa J-
dc.contributor.authorClauser, Brian E-
dc.contributor.authorWinward, Marcia-
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Gerard F-
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-04T11:33:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-04T11:33:17Z-
dc.date.issued2010-10-
dc.identifier.citationValidity evidence for USMLE examination cut scores: results of a large-scale survey. 2010, 85 (10 Suppl):S93-7 Acad Med-
dc.identifier.issn1938-808X-
dc.identifier.pmid20881714-
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181ed4028-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/217664-
dc.description.abstractThis research examined the credibility of the cut scores used to make pass/fail decisions on United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge, and Step 3.-
dc.description.abstractApproximately 15,000 members of nine constituency groups were asked their opinions about (1) current initial and ultimate fail rates and (2) the highest acceptable, lowest acceptable, and optimal initial and ultimate fail rates.-
dc.description.abstractInitial fail rates were generally viewed as appropriate; more variability was associated with ultimate fail rates. Actual fail rates for each examination across recent years fell within the range that respondents considered acceptable.-
dc.description.abstractResults provide important evidence to support the appropriateness of the cut scores used to make classification decisions for USMLE examinations. This evidence is viewed as part of the overall validity argument for decisions based on USMLE scores.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Collegesen_GB
dc.subject.meshClinical Medicine-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Undergraduate-
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurement-
dc.subject.meshEducational Status-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLicensure, Medical-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshUnited States-
dc.titleValidity evidence for USMLE examination cut scores: results of a large-scale survey.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentmmargolis@nbme.org-
dc.identifier.journalAcademic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges-
dc.type.qualificationlevelN/Aen
cr.approval.ethicalN/Aen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-
dc.description.provinceConnachten
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