Journal: Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice Author: Traub, R.E., & Rowley, G.L. Publication Date: Mar 1991 Volume Number: 10 Issue: 1 Page Numbers: 37-45
Description: One of the basic psychometric properties that needs to be addressed with all medical education assessments is reliability of scores. Reliability refers to the extent to which our examination scores are accurate or precise reflections of our candidates’ true competencies. The paper referenced above provides an excellent introduction and overview of reliability as well as practical guidelines on how to interpret our candidate scores in the face of uncertainty. The paper also includes a self-assessment as well as a key and explanation of answers.

SUBMITTED BY: Andre de Champlain
Support links: Understanding reliability. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice