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J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2005;2(1):113-118. Korean. Original Article.
Kim MY , Lee YH , Huh S .
Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine and Institute of Medical Education, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
Department of Information and Staticstis, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.

To evaluate the usefulness of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) in medical school, the General Examination for senior medical students was administered as a paper and pencil test (P&P) and using CAT. The General Examination is a graduate examination, which is also a preliminary examination for the Korean Medical Licensing Examination (KMLE). The correlations between the results of the CAT and P&P and KMLE were analyzed. The correlation between the CAT and P&P was 0.8013 (p=0.000); that between the CAT and P&P was 0.7861 (p=0.000); and that between the CAT and KMLE was 0.6436 (p=0.000). Six out of 12 students with an ability estimate below 0.52 failed the KMLE. The results showed that CAT could replace P&P in medical school. The ability of CAT to predict whether students would pass the KMLE was 0.5 when the criterion of the theta value was set at -0.52 that was chosen arbitrarily for the prediction of pass or failure.

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