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Mar 19, 2019

Programmatic assessment (PA) is one of the big 5 features of the competency-based era. (The other 4 components of CBME are: outcome competencies, sequenced acquisition of expertise, tailored teaching/coaching, and learning activities.)

So, what is this “programmatic assessment” stuff? The promise of PA is that it is a supposed to be better way of organizing assessment.

Authors: Bok et al,.

Publication details:

Validity evidence for programmatic assessment in competency-based education  Perspect Med Educ 2018 Dec;7(6):362-372

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