The assessment of professional competence: developments, research and practical implications
CPM Van der Vleuten
Advances in Health Sciences Education 1 (1), 41-67.
This paper shows that every assessment is a compromise on quality criteria. A utility formula is presented that has become a classic as a conceptual model about making purposeful assessment choices. The utility of an assessment is defined as a multiplication of quality characteristics where each characteristic has a defined weight. The context and the purpose of the assessment defines the weight.
Assessment of clinical competence
V Wass, C Van der Vleuten, J Shatzer, R Jones
The Lancet 357 (9260), 945-949.
A broad overview is provided on tools and issues around the assessment of professional competence. Very readable for anyone new to the field of assessment.
Assessing professional competence: from methods to programmes
CPM Van der Vleuten, LWT Schuwirth
Medical Education, 2005, 39 (3), 309-317.
This paper argues we should not optimize all quality characteristics of an individual method of assessment, but optimize the assessment program as a whole.
The assessment of professional competence: building blocks for theory development
CPM Van der Vleuten, LWT Schuwirth, F Scheele, EW Driessen, B. Hodges
Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 24 (6), 703-719.
A number of principles of assessment are inferred from the consistencies found in the research. These principles form the basis of later theory development around programmatic assessment.
A conversation about the role of medical regulators
L Southgate, CPM Van der Vleuten
Medical Education 48 (2), 215-218.
Should our strategy of finding bad apples be similar to making the bright more shiny? We think not.
Revisiting ‘Assessing professional competence: from methods to programmes’
CPM van der Vleuten, S Heeneman
Medical Education 50, 885–888.
A historical account of how programmatic assessment came to existence. Central is the notion that compromises are always needed and that the question is where to optimize what. This led to programmatic assessment.
Competence Assessment as Learner Support in Education
C van der Vleuten, D Sluijsmans, D. Joosten-ten Brinke
In: M. Mulder (ed.), Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2017, 607-630.
A compilation of insights from the assessment research, a review of formative assessment strategies and a synthesis of all this evidence leading to a programmatic assessment approach.