Performance assessment: Consensus statement and recommendations from the 2020 Ottawa Conference

Katharine Boursicot, Sandra Kemp, Tim Wilkinson, Ardi Findyartini, Claire Canning, Francois Cilliers, Richard Fuller

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Abstract

Introduction: In 2011 the Consensus Statement on Performance Assessment was published in Medical Teacher. That paper was commissioned by AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) as part of the series of Consensus Statements following the 2010 Ottawa Conference. In 2019, it was recommended that a working group be reconvened to review and consider developments in performance assessment since the 2011 publication. Methods: Following review of the original recommendations in the 2011 paper and shifts in the field across the past 10 years, the group identified areas of consensus and yet to be resolved issues for performance assessment. Results and discussion: This paper addresses developments in performance assessment since 2011, reiterates relevant aspects of the 2011 paper, and summarises contemporary best practice recommendations for OSCEs and WBAs, fit-for-purpose methods for performance assessment in the health professions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical Teacher
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • assessment
  • OSCE
  • Ottawa consensus
  • Performance assessment
  • validity
  • WBA

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