A written examination based on material covered in the first year of medical school (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and neuroscience) was administered to medical students immediately before they began the pathology course to assess their knowledge of the basic science content that is important for the study of pathology.
In alternate years the questions were presented in the standard multiple choice question (MCQ) format or in an open-ended, uncued question (Un-Q) format.
The students'mean scores obtained by these two testing methods were comparable.
The discrimination indices, which testing methods were comparable.
The Kuder-Richardson Formula 20 (KR-20), an estimate of the precision of the test given, was 0.53 for MCQ and 0.63 for Un-Q.
We conclude that the Un-Q format is an acceptable alternative to the MCQ format and it has several advantages over MCQ.
Because the answer sheets for Un-Q tests can be scanned optically and graded by computers, we recommend than as an alternative to MCQ tests.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Médecine, Contrôle connaissance, Examen universitaire, Evaluation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, Medicine, Examination, College examen, Evaluation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0381077
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 01/03/1996.