publication . Article . 2016

Improving assessment practice through cross-institutional collaboration: An exercise on the use of OSCEs

Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli; Peta-Ann Teague; Richard Turner; Benjamin W.B. Holman; Karen D'Souza; David L Garne; Clare Heal; Paula Heggarty; Judith N Hudson; Ian G Wilson; ...
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  • Published: 03 Mar 2016 Journal: Medical Teacher, volume 38, pages 263-71 (issn: 0142-159X, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to improve assessment practice on OSCEs through collaboration across geographically dispersed medical schools in Australia. METHODS: A total of eleven OSCE stations were co-developed by four medical schools and used in summative 2011 and 2012 examinations for the assessment of clinical performance in the early clinical and exit OSCEs in each school's medical course. Partial Credit Rasch Model was used to evaluate the psychometric properties of the shared OSCE data. Evaluation of the quality assurance reports was used to determine the beneficial impact of the collaborative benchmarking exercise on learning and teaching outcom...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Education, General Medicine, Educational measurement, Medical education, National curriculum, Medicine, business.industry, business, Benchmarking, Rasch model, Psychometrics, Summative assessment, Quality assurance, Curriculum
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