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ERIC Number: ED343920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Self-Assessment in Medical Students: Consistency on Short-Essay Subject Matter Examinations.
Cariaga-Lo, Liza; And Others
Results from an ongoing series of studies designed to describe changes in students' self-assessments across time are presented. In these studies, medical students predicted their performance on essay examinations in their first 2 years of medical school. Self-assessment is a valuable skill for clinical practice, and the importance of knowing what one knows is a reason for giving students feedback on their self-assessment. Data from two classes in a problem-based curriculum (one class of 22 students; other class size not give) for four 6-hour essay examinations taken in students' first two years show different patterns in accuracy of self-estimation. The class of 1993 improved from the first to the third examination, with a decline in accuracy for the fourth examination. Data from the class of 1994 show an up and down trend. These differences may result from intrinsic factors affecting students' self-assessments over time. Qualitative analyses will be needed to determine the reasons for the changing accuracy of self-assessment. Included are six tables of study data and a six-item list of references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Accuracy; Rater Reliability