The Anatomy of a Lab Practical and the Dissection of the Results

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Testing in the anatomy lab has it's unique set of challenges. There are multiple variables that impact the reliability and validity of the practical including: the architecture of the room, the quantity, quality and turnover of the biological materials and the design of the test questions. This session will present the issues of reliable and valid formative assessment using examples specific to the use of ExamSoft's SofTest-M as a delivery platform for Human Anatomy practicals.



1. Recall the concepts of reliability and validity in testing.

2. Gain an understanding of the unique challenges in using biological materials in testing.

3. Design questions and testing procedures to improve and assure validity in exams, particularly practicals.

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