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Title
Correlation of a written test of skills and a performance based test : a study in two traditional medical schools
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Abstract
Studies in innovative curricula have shown that a written test of skills is potentially able to predict OSCE scores. In this study we verified the potential of a written test of skills as an alternative to an OSCE in two traditional medical schools. A 12 station OSCE was scored using detailed checklists and global rating scales. The written test of skins consisted of 132 true-false questions. Students were assessed immediately before graduation in 1997. The size of the reported correlations confirms that the written test of skills can be used to predict performance-based test scores in traditional medical schools to some extent. For research purposes, particularly for outcome research to compare curricula of medical schools, a written test of skills is a viable alternative to performance-based testing A written test of skills is unable to replace the OSCE for assessment of individual students.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Medical teacher. - Cambridge, Mass., 1972, currens
Publication
Cambridge, Mass. : 2001
ISSN
0142-159X [print]
1466-187X [online]
Volume/pages
23:1(2001), p. 29-32
ISI
000166399600006
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 13.09.2017
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