Faculty Instructional Development


Assessment & Feedback

Several clinicians, basic scientists and education professionals have presented seminars on the topic of assessment and feedback in classrooms and clinical settings. Topics include:

  • Formative and summative assessment of performance in clinical and classroom situations

  • Giving constructive narrative feedback

  • Writing effective multiple choice, single best answer exam items

  • Program evaluation methodologies and how to use these to improve your programs

There are FID Series videos on these topics, which you may access using the menu at left. Each video is about 1.5 hours long and most offer at least two clinicians' perspectives and experience on the subject.

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Relevant Resources & References

  • Angelo TA & Cross KP. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A handbook for college teachers. Jossey-Bass Publishers; 1993. [CATs]

  • Item writing manual by Case & Swanson

  • Interactive guide to Bloom’s taxonomy

  • Caballero, J., W. R. Wolowich, S. Benavides and J. Marino (2013). Difficulty and discrimination indices of multiple-choice examination items in a college of pharmacy therapeutics and pathophysiology course sequence. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. (pdf)

  • Pangaro L, McGaghie W, eds. Handbook on Medical Student Evaluation and Assessment. Syracuse, NY: Gegensatz Press, 2015.