Matt Homer has been invited in April to the Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo. He will be giving a talk on the work he has done over the last few years on assessor variation in their judgments in examinations, and the impact this has on assessment outcomes. The context is in medical education where trainee doctors are assessed on their clinical and wider skills as proto medical professionals, but the work applies to any rating of ‘performance’. These types of assessments are becoming more common place across a range of healthcare and other contexts (e.g. solicitor and social worker assessments).
He will be collaborating with colleagues on new work in this area, and also carrying out an external PhD examination.