Criterion-Referenced Examinations: Implications for the Reporting and Interpretation of Examination Results - American Board of Medical Specialties

This update from American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) explains the basis for the criterion-referenced examinations used for the ABFM certification/Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination. The article discusses different methods of reporting examination results and further explains the psychometric model, Item Response Theory (IRT), used to develop and score the present examination.

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