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    Which date do you would like to participate in the online adaptive progress test? (required)

    Thursday, May 20 18.30 – 21.00 o’clock Central European TimeSaturday, May 22 09.30 – 12.00 o’clock Central European TimeThursday, May 27 18.30 – 21.00 o’clock Central European TimeSaturday, May 29 09.30 – 12.00 o’clock Central European Time
    Please note that the test duration is two hours. We start 30 minutes before the test to test the online system to see if everything works properly.

    Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Annemarie Camp (project coordinator) by e-mail:

    Information about this ERASMUS+ PROJECT


    Maastricht University is the coordinator for an ERASMUS+ project, funded by the EU, which aims to develop an Online International Adaptive Progress Testing.

    What is the benefit op Adaptive Progress Testing?

    You may be aware that current Progress Testing has many advantages, one of which is enhancing long-term memory. However, Adaptive Progress Testing goes a step further and enables individual customization of the progress test, by using an algorithm that dynamically selects the difficulty of the next item based on whether previous questions in the test have been answered correctly or not. This aligns the difficulty of the questions closer to the level of knowledge of each individual student, making the measurements of student performance more reliable, whilst also enabling the removal of negative marking.  If we manage to collect enough data and demonstrate the validity of this method then we plan to adopt adaptive progress testing for all medical students.

    Other partner institutions are: University Medical Centre Groningen (The Netherlands), Universidade de Minho (Braga, Portugal), University of Exeter (UK), University of Helsinki (Finland), Medical University of Lodz (Poland), Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) and University of Plymouth (UK).

     Forthcoming Pilots

    During the first two pilots we calibrate the items to make ready for adaptive progress testing . So, two pilots will be linear, enabling us to calibrate all the items within the question bank at different partner institutions.  The 3rd pilot will be adaptive and will take place in 2021.

    We would like to encourage all medical students across all years to take part in these tests. However, you may also take part in one, two or all of them. Each test will contain 150 questions and will take about 2 hours to complete.

    Benefits for our students

    • All these tests are formative and, therefore, they will help students to practice their knowledge across the whole curriculum.
    • The participation in this adaptive progress test gives you the opportunity for an additional experience in Progress Testing.
    • This is a great opportunity to experience questions that have been blueprinted across many medical schools in Europe 
    • This test should be useful preparation for students undertaking the national Medical Licensing Assessment or any other assessment in future years. Questions will be used from an Erasmus+ bank and students will be able to practice on non-home written items.
    • Students will receive feedback on their performance within 24 hours.
    • Students who decide to participate in all four tests will obtain more detailed feedback after the last test and certification confirming participation in an international research project.


    Book voucher (with the possibility to donate to the Mustangh foundation to support projects in Africa)


    Participation in this project is voluntary and students will have the right to withdraw. Participation or withdrawal will not affect students’ academic progression or relationship with the staff. All data will be kept confidential and anonymous.