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Date Updated: December 11, 2018

Health Profession Services

Scoring Services

The NBME’s Scoring Services unit provides comprehensive support for the psychometric and technical needs of health profession organizations, including:

  • Collaborating on the creation of sound and sustainable test designs
  • Collecting, processing and managing biographic and candidate response data
  • Performing item analyses to support activities including item review and evaluation, and scoring key validation
  • Performing data analysis including item response theory (IRT)-based calibrating, equating, and scaling and scoring
  • Producing individual and group score reports
  • Creating specialized comparative data reports such as norm tables and scoring guidelines
  • Designing and facilitating standard setting exercises
  • Designing and completing research studies (e.g., security, agreement, timing, validity, methodological)
  • Presenting seminars on evaluation issues


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