Pre-conference workshop I:  An introduction to Progress Testing

Presented by
Professor Adrian Freeman
University of Exeter Medical School, UK

Workshop description

This will be an interactive presentation explaining the principles and practice of progress testing. It will explore the different uses of progress testing, opportunities for feedback, practical ways to make progression decisions, etc. It will be flexible to the needs of the delegates

Workshop format

Discussion and participation will be actively sought throughout the meeting


·    Participants should gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of progress testing


Benefits are an understanding of progress testing. If requested PDF of the power points could be produced

Bibliographic references

  • C. P. M. Van Der Vleuten, G. M. Verwijnen & W. H. F. W. Wijnen(2009)Fifteen years of experience with progress testing in a problem-based learning curriculum, Medical Teacher, 18:2, 103-109, DOI: 10.3109/01421599609034142
  • Adrian Freeman, Cees Van Der Vleuten, Zineb Nouns & Chris Ricketts(2010) Progress testing internationally,Medical Teacher, 32:6, 451-455, DOI: 3109/0142159X.2010.485231
  • Sylvia Heeneman, Suzanne Schut, Jeroen Donkers, Cees van der Vleuten & Arno Muijtjens (2016) Embedding of the progress test in an assessment program designed according to the principles of programmatic assessment, Medical Teacher, 39:1, 44-52, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2016.1230183
  • William Wrigley, Cees PM Van Der Vleuten, Adrian Freeman & Arno Muijtjens(2012) A systemic framework for the progress test: Strengths, constraints and issues: AMEE Guide No. 71, Medical Teacher, 34:9, 683-697, DOI: 3109/0142159X.2012.704437

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