Perspectives is an annual one-day symposium hosted by Touchstone Institute in Toronto, Canada. The aim is to facilitate connections among disciplines to encourage communication and knowledge-sharing around topics in assessment and education.
Interdisciplinary and interactive, the Perspectives Symposium has been engaging industry stakeholders since 2015. The following topics have been explored through a day of professional speakers, bringing their perspectives and expertise together to discuss current and future trends.
- 2015 Perspectives in Competency Assessment
- 2016 Perspectives on Communication Competency
- 2017 Perspectives on Successful Transitions for Internationally Educated Health Professionals
- 2018 Perspectives on Assessment Validity
- 2019 Perspectives on Professionalism
- 2020 Perspectives on Standard Settings
Date and Time
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145 Wellington St. West
Perspectives on Standard Setting
January 30, 2020
|8:30 am||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
Touchstone Institute Chair
Land Acknowledgement and Introduction
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Setting Standards that Reflect the Profession’s Values
Michigan State University
Translation of Policy to Cut-score: What Needs to be Considered?
Who should be included in setting the standard?
Patrick Quaid, College of Optometrists of Ontario
Claire Touchie, Medical Council of Canada
Melisse Willems, College of Dieticians of Ontario
Andrea Strachan, Touchstone Institute (Facilitator)
McMaster University & Touchstone Institute
Implications of Standard Setting Strategies
What makes a standard defensible?
Educational Testing Service
Interaction of Policy and Methodology in Standard Setting