In a collaborative strategy, progress testing could be the cheapest form of assessment per unit of measurement information in the ability of a test to differentiate learners’ cognitive competence while promoting good learning at the same time.

Professor Cees van der Vleuten, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

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Looking Ahead in Progress Testing Conference 2018

An international conference with a line-up of leading expert speakers in the field of medical assessment

This one day conference, organised by Prof Adrian Freeman, is a joint collaboration between the University of Exeter Medical School and the European Board of Medical Assessors, and will take the form of interactive plenaries and short oral presentations.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding progress testing
  • The psychometrics of progress testing
  • Different contexts for progress testing
  • An assessment tool for the future?


Open to all. Those experienced with Progress Testing (PT) can come and present academic findings and those new to PT can learn more about it and present their academic questions.

Submit an abstract

We invite you to submit an abstract for a short oral presentation. We are keen to learn about how you have instigated progress testing, perhaps you want to explain why you are thinking about progress testing, standard setting question banks, feedback, progress decisions, psychometrics, educational research. There is so much we can learn from each other so please consider a submission.

EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstract submission until 31st March 2018 midnight.

Date: Friday 22 June 2018, 9am – 5pm

Venue: Xfi Building, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Exeter, United Kingdom

Looking Ahead in Progress Testing Conference has been granted 4 European CME credits (ECMECs) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)


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Contact us

Contact us to discuss the conference.
Speak to Cecilia Mañosa Nyblon, CPD Programme Officer

Tel: +44 (0)1392 722964