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Korean Journal of Medical Education 2009;21(2): 97-102. doi: https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2009.21.2.97
의학교육에서 셈틀이용적응검사의 활용
한림대학교 의학교육연구소
Application of Computerized Adaptive Testing in Medical Education
Sun Huh
Institute of Medical Education, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
Corresponding Author: Sun Huh, Tel: 033-248-2652, Fax: 033-241-1672, Email: shuh@hallym.ac.kr
Received: May 4, 2009;  Accepted: May 12, 2009.
Application of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) in medical education is still spare in the high stakes examination or in the school-based examination. In the medical school in Belgium, CAT was used for an assessment tool in general practice as pilot test was reported. In Hallym University, CAT has been introduced in the evaluation of the students' performance as in-course general evaluation test and parasitology test. Another examples of application of CAT for high stakes examination are Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination - Part 1 in Canada and National Council Licensure EXamination - Registered Nurse in USA. CAT has some merits such as accurate estimation of the ability parameters of the examinees and the shorter period of examination. To apply the CAT in medical education more actively, medical teachers should have an interest in the modern measurement theories such as item response theory and technologies. It is still uncertain if CAT may be prosperous in the medical education as a tool for the measurement of the examinees' ability. However, we should prepare the era of application of CAT in high stakes examination such as medical licensing examination.
Keywords: Computer-assisted instruction;Medical education;Educational measurement
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