Evidence for validity within workplace assessment: the Longitudinal Evaluation of Performance (LEP)

Linda Prescott-Clements, Cees van der Vleuten, Lambert Schuwirth, Yvonne Hurst, James Rennie

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Abstract

The drive towards valid and reliable assessment methods for health professions' training is becoming increasingly focused towards authentic models of workplace performance assessment. This study investigates the validity of such a method, longitudinal evaluation of performance (LEP), which has been implemented in the assessment of postgraduate dental trainees in Scotland. Although it is similar in format to the mini-CEX (mini clinical evaluation exercise) and other tools that use global ratings for assessing performance in the workplace, a number of differences exist in the way in which the LEP has been implemented. These include the use of a reference point for evaluators' judgement that represents the standard expected upon completion of the training, flexibility, a greater range of cases assessed and the use of frequency scores within feedback to identify trainees' progress over time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-495
JournalMedical Education
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2008

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