The mission of the Office of Assessment and Evaluation (OAE) is to enhance the educational programs in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) through evidence-based best practices in the assessment of learners and the evaluation of programs. OAE partners with JHUSOM faculty and staff members, administrators, and learners to design, launch, and maintain assessment and evaluation initiatives in graduate biomedical education, postdoctoral education, undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education.
As part of its core mission, OAE:
- Supports the assessment of learners and the evaluation of programs through the selection, design, and implementation of assessment and evaluation tools (e.g., rubric design, writing multiple-choice questions, survey design)
- Facilitates understanding of the assessment of learners and the evaluation of programs through the analysis, reporting, and use of related data (e.g., statistical analysis of quantitative data, thematic content analysis of qualitative data)
- Conducts faculty development activities in areas related to learner assessment and program evaluation (e.g., validity, reliability, exam blueprints, standard setting, test and item analysis)
As a secondary aim, OAE also provides consultation in research design, statistical analysis and interpretation, and manuscript preparation intended for scholarly reports in medical and biomedical education, as projects relate to assessment and evaluation initiatives in JHUSOM.
2024 E Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Alex Duran, Ph.D.
Rebecca Riddell, M.S.
Precision Education Data Governance Specialist
Gustavo Lara, M.S.
Senior Academic Data Analyst
Paulina Perez Mejias, Ph.D.
Program Evaluation Specialist