Faculty Development: Test Development


Led by:

Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Research and Development in Medical Education
UCSF School of Medicine

Christy Kim Boscardin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Education Researcher, Center for Faculty Educators
UCSF School of Medicine

Mark Dellinges, DDS
Professor, Dept of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences
UCSF School of Dentistry

This session provides participants with knowledge and skills to create useful and psychometrically sound tests and test items. It provides an overview of test development process including creating a blue print, checking for alignment between learning objectives and test items, and measurement issues such as validity and reliability.

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

● Given a set of objectives, develop a blueprint

● Given a set of objectives, draft an assessment (e.g. multiple choice items, essay, checklist)

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.