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ERIC Number: ED084280
Record Type: RIE
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A Methodology for the Development of Examinations to Assess the Proficiency of Health Care Professionals.
Andrew, Barbara J.
An approach for developing examinations to assess the proficiency of health care professionals which utilizes a task inventory methodology is described. Examination development is based upon the identification of health care functions which individuals within a specific category of health professional should be skilled in performing. The several hundred entries in the task inventory are organized under headings that correspond to components of the clinical problem-solving process. A subsequent stage in this methodology provides for the assignment of relative priority ratings to these health care functions, so that those receiving a high priority undergo further analysis in order to serve as the basis for the development of examination materials. Priority ratings are determined by judgments regarding the expected frequency with which a health care function is performed and its "criticalness" to optimum health care delivery. Finally, the knowledge and skills components of each health care function receiving a high priority are specified and stated behaviorally. (Author/CK)
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Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
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