How is a test-item writing activity defined?
Test-item writing is an activity wherein physicians learn through their contribution to the development (and review) of examinations, or certain peer-reviewed self-assessment activities, by researching, drafting, and defending potential test-items.
For example, a provider planned an activity in which 5 physicians wrote test-items for an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member board certification examination question pool. Each physician completed the test-item writing activity in approximately 10 hours. In PARS, the provider would report this as a test-item writing activity with 5 Physician Learners and 10 credits.
Each test-item writing activity should be reported for a maximum of a 12-month period. If this activity lasts longer than 12 months, it should be reported as separate activities.