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JAMA. 1925;84(15):1123-1126. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660410031016.
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ANNUAL CONGRESS ON MEDICAL EDUCATION, MEDICAL LICENSURE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOSPITALS  Held in Chicago, March 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1925FEDERATION OF STATE MEDICAL BOARDSMarch 11—MorningDr. David A. Strickler in the ChairEssentials of an Adequate Examination

Principles and Methods Underlying Adequate Achievement Measures  Mr. Donald G. Paterson, Minneapolis: I have attempted to contrast the discursive, essay type of examination which has typified the examinations given by state medical examining boards with the short answer, multiquestion, objective type of examination which is now being experimented with and adopted in many colleges, universities, high schools and other examining agencies, such as the United States Civil Service Commission, the College Entrance Examination Board and the Board of Examiners of the New York City Board of Education. The principles underlying adequate achievement measuring scales must be reviewed and an effort made to demonstrate how the new

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