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Future of Testing Conference

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) sponsored the Future of Testing Conference in May 2015 to explore innovative ways to measure knowledge and learning and assess physician competencies. Nearly 70 leaders from the educational and pediatric communities gathered to hear speakers and presentations and work in small discussion groups. Materials from the conference, including session summaries, speaker presentations, and videos, can be found below.



Day One


Overview of the Current ABP Testing Model

Keynote Address

Innovations in Testing at Other ABMS Member Boards

Innovations in Assessment

Assessment Engineering

Auto Item Generation

Adaptive Testing

Computer-Based Simulations

Game-Based Assessments

Use of Internet During Secure Online Testing

Online Proctoring and No Proctoring (with Authentication)


Day Two


Innovations in Testing at Other Credentialing Organizations

Assessing Clinical Reasoning

Performance-Based Assessments

EPAs, Competencies, and Milestones

Assessment Across the Continuum

Workplace Assessments

Maintenance of Certification

Panel: Three Different Assessment Strategies

Closing Panel

Final Reflections