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New Idea Session
A-105 - Why Situational Judgment Test Screening May Redefine Future Dental Care Providers
Monday, March 16, 2020
12:55 PM – 1:15 PM
The 2017 ADEA Policy Statement on Admissions called for procedures designed to identify students with superior personal competencies, yet few credible options exist to meet that challenge. Some U.S. and Canadian dental schools have recently implemented an online situational judgment test (SJT) called CASPer, for which there is emerging first year data on feasibility, acceptability and diversity from American dental schools, and two/three year data on predictive validity as well from Canadian dental schools and American medical schools. Introduction of SJTs as new validated measures of personal competencies may significantly alter the next generation of dental care providers.
Consider the potential advantages and disadvantages of implementing situational judgment tests (SJTs) for selection.
Become familiar with emerging SJT data on predictive validity and diversity.
Consider, based upon the emerging SJT data, how application of SJTs might impact, positively or negatively, upon student selection for their local institution.