Criterion-Referenced Testing and End of Rotation™ Exams: A Focus on Scoring

Event Details


Jan 26, 2023

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3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

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This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom.

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End of Rotation™ exams are a set of objective standardized evaluations intended to serve as one measure of the medical knowledge students gain during specific supervised clinical practice experiences. More information is available here: 

This webinar will explain the purpose of the PAEA End of Rotation exams and provide an overview of scale scores. The material presented will help faculty develop an understanding of scale scoring and how to apply the scores appropriately to the program.  

Speaker:  Robert (Robbie) Furter, PhD
Moderators: Denise Rizzolo, PhD, MPH, PA-C and Olivia Ziegler, MS, PA

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the assessments that comprise a SCPE grade 
  • Review the intended purpose of End of Rotation exams and explain scaled scores 
  • Demonstrate how to interpret End of Rotation exams scores in the context of a student’s mastery of the relevant content knowledge 

This session will be recorded and made available in the PAEA Digital Learning Hub for all members. 

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 1/26/2023 to 1/26/2023. AAPA reference number: CME-208214.
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This session is part of a PAEA Assessment Showcase Webinar Series being offered in January. 2023. 

Join us as we look closely at each of PAEA’s Assessment tools:  End of Curriculum™ exam, PACKRAT®, and End of Rotation™ exams. Attendees will learn about each of the tools, and program members will share how they have used them as part of their overall program assessment strategy.  

All assessment showcase webinar sessions are recorded and posted in the PAEA Digital Learning Hub as enduring educational material.