AEQI's Educational Quality Improvement teams provide high-level consultation services to programs in the areas of Learner and Teacher Assessment, Program Evaluation, and Curriculum (PGME-specific). Their work ensures that programs closely adhere to or exceed the standards set by the various accrediting bodies.
Learner and Teacher Assessment
Assessment refers to a process of gathering evidence in order to make decisions regarding performance in relation to specified goals or standards. Information from assessments may be used for multiple purposes including: understanding learner progression and effectiveness of instruction, generating feedback, and guiding promotion and placement decisions. The AEQI Assessment Leads support the design, review, and implementation of assessment systems using an evidence-informed, scholarly approach to contribute to the use of trustworthy assessments and the information generated from them.
The goal of program evaluation is to provide relevant, high-value information to inform program planning and decision making with the goal of continuous quality improvement. Evaluation activities are guided by comprehensive, program specific evaluation plans that include a variety of components, including logic models, evaluation matrices, and implementation timelines.
Medical specialty training in Canada is undergoing historic change with the transition to Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) of all Canadian residency programs by 2023. CBME proposes a new philosophy in medical education specifically focused on the relationship between teacher and student. The AEQI academic leads support PGME and its residency programs in curriculum design and mapping, educational principles, teaching approaches, learning experiences and much more.