This series of resources is designed to provide practical guidance to medical school admissions leads and evaluation teams on best practices to evaluate the validity, meaning, and utility of AAMC PREview® scores for admissions at your school.
AAMC PREview® Validation Video Webinar Series
“Evaluating the Use of AAMC PREview® Scores at Your School — Is Local Validation Right for You?”
This introductory module (PDF) provides an overview of validity and validation research and guides you through important practical and methodological considerations in order to determine if conducting a local AAMC PREview® exam validation study is right for you and your school. By the end of this module, you will understand which study design is appropriate for your school’s research questions and review a study checklist with steps and tips for conducting research.
“Evaluating AAMC PREview® Scores With Admissions Data”
This module (PDF) describes the steps needed to evaluate the relationship between AAMC PREview® scores and other admissions data at your school. By the end of the module, you will understand how to review available admissions data and determine its usefulness. You’ll also know how to assess the unique value of PREview scores in the context of your school’s admissions process.
“Evaluating AAMC PREview® Scores With Existing Student Outcome Data”
This module (PDF) describes the steps needed to conduct a local validity study using existing course outcomes and data at your school and is designed to help you identify the appropriate medical student performance outcomes to understand the meaning or added value of AAMC PREview® scores at your school.
“Evaluating AAMC PREview™ Scores With a Research-Only Performance Tool (ROPT)”
This module (PDF) describes the steps needed to conduct a local validity study at your school using a tool provided by the AAMC to capture standardized ratings of performance for research, the AAMC Research-Only Performance Tool (ROPT). By the end of the module, you will be able to outline concrete steps to implement a research study at your school — including the logistics of carrying out a local validation study and determining the value of a ROPT to help understand the meaning or added value of AAMC PREview® scores at your school in comparison to other outcome measures.
- The AAMC ROPT (Word) is available for any school wishing to use a validated tool to evaluate pre-professional competencies in a standardized way.
- “Validating the PREview™ Exam: Expanding the Criteria for Student Success” Panel Discussion
Interested in learning more about local PREview validity research issues? Join us at Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 6, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. PT for an interactive discussion with faculty and staff who have conducted local validity studies.