2nd Edition

Assessment in Health Professions Education

Edited By Rachel Yudkowsky, Yoon Soo Park, Steven M. Downing Copyright 2020
    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    Assessment in Health Professions Education, second edition, provides a comprehensive guide for educators in the health professions—medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health fields. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated by leaders in the field. Part I of the book presents an introduction to assessment fundamentals and their theoretical underpinnings from the perspective of the health professions. Part II covers specific assessment methods, with a focus on validity, best practices, challenges, and practical guidelines for the effective implementation of successful assessment programs. Part III addresses special topics and recent innovative approaches, including narrative assessment, situational judgment tests, programmatic assessment, mastery learning settings, and the key features approach. This accessible text addresses the essential concepts for the health professions educator and provides the background needed to understand, interpret, develop, and effectively implement assessment methods.


    Georges Bordage


    Rachel Yudkowsky, Yoon Soo Park, and Steven M. Downing

    Part 1: Fundamentals of Assessment

    1. Introduction to Assessment in the Health Professions

    Rachel Yudkowsky, Yoon Soo Park, and Steven M. Downing

    2. Validity and Quality

    Matthew Lineberry

    3. Reliability

    Yoon Soo Park

    4. Generalizability Theory

    Clarence D. Kreiter, Nikki L. Zaidi, and Yoon Soo Park

    5. Statistics of Testing

    Steven M. Downing, Dorthea Juul, and Yoon Soo Park

    6. Standard Setting

    Rachel Yudkowsky, Steven M. Downing, and Ara Tekian

    Part II: Assessment Methods

    7. Written Tests: Writing High-Quality Constructed-Response and Selected-Response Items

    Miguel Paniagua, Kimberly A. Swygert, and Steven M. Downing

    8. Oral Examinations

    Dorthea Juul, Rachel Yudkowsky, and Ara Tekian

    9. Performance Tests

    Rachel Yudkowsky

    10. Workplace-Based Assessment

    Mary E. McBride, Mark D. Adler, and William C. McGaghie

    11. Narrative Assessment

    Nancy Dudek and David Cook

    12. Assessment Portfolios

    Daniel J. Schumacher, Ara Tekian, and Rachel Yudkowsky

    Part 3: Special Topics

    13. Key Features Approach

    Georges Bordage and Gordon Page

    14. Simulations in Assessment

    Luke A. Devine, William C. McGaghie, and Barry Issenberg

    15. Situational Judgment Tests

    Harold I. Reiter and Christopher Roberts

    16. Programmatic Assessment: An Avenue to a Different Assessment Culture

    Cees van der Vleuten, Sylvia Heeneman, and Suzanne Schut

    17. Assessment Affecting Learning

    Matthew Lineberry

    18. Assessment in Mastery Learning Settings

    Matthew Lineberry, Rachel Yudkowsky, Yoon Soo Park, David Cook, E. Matthew Ritter, and Aaron Knox

    19. Item Response Theory

    Yoon Soo Park

    20. Engaging With Your Statistician

    Alan Schwartz and Yoon Soo Park


    Rachel Yudkowsky is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, and past Director of the UIC Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center.

    Yoon Soo Park is Associate Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Medical Education, and Director of Research for Educational Affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

    Steven M. Downing is Associate Professor, Emeritus, in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

    "Ensuring health professionals are competent is crucial. The second edition of this publication is a timely, authoritative reference work that belongs on the bookshelves of anyone involved in assessment."

    --Trudie E. Roberts, President of the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and Professor and Director of the Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, UK.

    "This book serves as a foundation for assessment practice and research. The second edition is comprehensive and updates the previous edition with the most recent literature. I recommend that all of my colleagues and students in graduate programs have this revision on their bookshelves."

    --John J. Norcini, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)

    "Assessment in Health Professions Education is a treasure of a book. Comprehensive, accessible, and wonderfully well-written, it can be used as an introductory text and as a reference work. I find it remarkable how all authors manage to make rather complex aspects seem so easy and accessible. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and am going to keep it at the most prominent place on my bookshelves."

    --Lambert Schuwirth, Professor of Medical Education at Flinders University, Australia

    "Assessment of/for/as learning is a complex and fundamental area in health professions education, and the second edition of Assessment in Health Professions Education emerges as a great resource in the field. We have used the first edition as the main reference in our Master in Health Sciences Education program Assessment course, and we can vouch for its usefulness as a scholarly resource for students, teachers and researchers."

    --Melchor Sánchez, Professor of Medical Education and Coordinator of the Master in Health Sciences Education Program at National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.