NMBE U Online Lessons

Test Score Reliability Overview

Lesson Objectives

  1. Explain what reliability is and why it’s important.
  2. Identify which measures of reliability to use with different types of assessments.
  3. Identify and interpret the different measures of reliability for different purposes of assessments.
  4. Identify the factors that can affect the reliability of a score.

Suggested NBME U Companion Courses

  • How to Create a Good Score
  • Purposes and Types of Assessments: An Overview
  • Score Reporting
  • Test Blueprinting I: Selecting an Assessment Method
  • Test Blueprinting II: Creating a Test Blueprint
  • Validity and Threats to Validity
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