New innovators: Qpercom – dragging exam assessment out of the dark ages
NUI Galway academic has developed a fairer and more accurate of assessing medical students
Thomas Kropmans: “We are improving the overall quality of the exams and helping to ensure better and more highly qualified doctors.”
When Thomas Kropmans was a schoolboy he put a huge amount of effort into an assignment and was completely crestfallen when he failed.
Feeling fundamentally wronged by the system he took his work to another teacher for a second opinion. He passed with flying colours. “From that moment onward, I knew that assessment is, in principle, unfair and the decisions around it could benefit from serious improvement,” he says.