Introducing progress testing in McMaster University's problem-based medical curriculum: psychometric properties and effect on learning.

@article{Blake1996IntroducingPT,
  title={Introducing progress testing in McMaster University's problem-based medical curriculum: psychometric properties and effect on learning.},
  author={Jennifer M Blake and Geoffrey R Norman and David R Keane and Christopher B. Mueller and John P W Cunnington and N Didyk},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={1996},
  volume={71 9},
  pages={1002-7}
}
BACKGROUND The progress test (or Quarterly Profile Examination), invented concurrently by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and the University of Limburg, is used to provide useful summative and formative judgments about students' knowledge without distorting learning. All students in all classes sit the same examination at regular intervals through the year, and their individual progress is noted. This paper reports on four years' experience with a progress test, the… CONTINUE READING
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