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Research

The NDEB conducts studies to support the validity and reliability of its examinations and publishes the results of these studies in journals and other relevant publications.

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Buckendahl, C., Smith, R., & Gerrow, J. Evaluating the impact of releasing an item bank on a test’s empirical characteristics

Buckendahl, C., Smith, R. W., & Gerrow J. Evaluating the empirical effect of releasing an item pool for an examination.

Davis Becker, S., Buckendahl, C., & Gerrow, J. (2011). Evaluating the bookmark standard setting method: The impact of random item ordering. International Journal of Testing, 11(1), 24-37.

Buckendahl, C., Ferdous, A., & Gerrow, J. (2010) Recommending cut scores with a subset of items: An empirical illustration. Practical Assessment Research & Evaluation, 15(6).

Gerrow, J., Murphy, H., & Boyd, M. (2007) Review and revision of the competencies for a beginning dental practitioner in Canada. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 73(2), 157.

Gerrow, J., Murphy, H., & Boyd, M. (2006). Competencies for the beginning dental practitioner in Canada: A validity survey. Journal of Dental Education, 70(10), 1076-80.

Gerrow, J., Murphy, H., Boyd, M.,&  Scott, D. (2006). An analysis of the contribution of a patient-based component to a clinical licensure examination. Journal of the American Dental Association, 137, 1434.

Gerrow, J., Murphy, H., Boyd, M., & Scott, D. (2003). Concurrent validity of written and OSCE components of the Canadian dental certification examinations. Journal of Dental Education, 67(8), 896-901.

Gerrow, J., Boyd, M., & Scott, D. (2003). Portability of licensure in Canada based on accreditation and certification. Journal of the American College of Dentists, 70(1), 8-10.

Gerrow, J., Boyd, M., Scott, D., & Boulais, A. (1999). Use of discriminant and regression analysis to improve certification board examinations. Journal of Dental Education, 63(6), 459-63.

Gerrow, J., Boyd, M., Donaldson, D., Watson, P., & Henderson, B. (1998). Modifications to the National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s certification process. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 64(2), 98.

Gerrow, J., Chambers, D., Henderson, B., & Boyd, M. (1998) Competencies for a beginning dental practitioner in Canada. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 64(2), 94.

Gerrow, J., Boyd, M., Duquette, P., & Bentley, K. (1997). Results of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s Written Examination and implications for licensure. Journal of Dental Education, 61(12), 921-27.

Gerrow, J., Boyd, M., Doyle M., & Scott, D. (1996). Clinical evaluation in prosthodontics: Practical methods to improve validity and reliability at the undergraduate level. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 75(6), 675-80.

Boyd M., & Gerrow, J. (1996). Certification of Competence: A national standard for dentistry in Canada. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 62(12), 928-30.

Boyd, M., Gerrow J., Chambers D., & Henderson B. (1996) Competencies for dental licensure in Canada. Journal of Dental Education, 60(10), 842-46.

Chambers D., & Gerrow, J. (1994). Manual for developing and formatting competency statements. Journal of Dental Education, 58(5), 361-66.

Technical Reports

The purpose of the Technical Reports is to summarize the processes followed by the NDEB to develop, administer, and score examinations administered in a calendar year in compliance with widely accepted testing standards, and to provide a summary of the information needed to support the validity and reliability of the examinations.

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The processes described in these reports may differ from those used in other years.

Technical Report – Written Examination 2018
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Technical Report – OSCE 2019
Download the Technical Report – Objective Structured Clinical Examination 2019 in PDF

Technical Report – Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge 2019
Download the Technical Report – AFK 2019 in PDF

Technical Report – Assessment of Clinical Judgement 2019
Download the Technical Report – ACJ 2019 in PDF

Technical Report – Assessment of Clinical Skills 2019
Download the Technical Report – ACS 2019 in PDF