- Five stand alone examinations
- Critical skill sets identified by criticality in the Occupational Analysis
- Computerized Examination in Applied Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
- Endodontic Clinical Examination
- Fixed Prosthodontic Clinical Examination
- Restorative Clinical Examination
- Periodontal Clinical Examination
- Criterion based scoring system
- Three (3) independent raters without cross-validation
- Minimally Acceptable
- Marginally Substandard
- Critically Deficient
- Criterion-Based Analytical Scoring Rubric:
- More detailed feedback.
- More consistent scoring.
- Allows for the separate evaluation of factors.
- Evaluation of all gradable criteria.
- Scoring methodologies were developed with consultation from the Buros Institute, University of Nebraska and the Rand Institute with input from studies completed by testing specialists from the University of Chicago.
- Three (3) independent raters evaluate all measurable criteria.
- Median score is utilized when there are no matching scores; all zeros must be independently corroborated to be utilized as a critical deficiency.
- Performance criteria-based scoring will be provided to both the candidate and the dental school so that appropriate remediation can be completed prior to a retake when required.
- Clinical sections utilize compensatory grading with critical errors within a skill set.
- No grading across skills.
- Critical errors are those performance deficiencies that would cause treatment to fail. A critical error forces a failure on that skill set examination. Not all criteria have critical errors.
Objective measurable criteria developed by a panel of experts consisting of examiners, practitioners, and educators.