Some OLA Questions Will Offer Extended Response Time in 2020

Some OLA Questions Will Offer Extended Response Time in 2020

Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA), a new way to satisfy MOC Part 3, started this past January for diagnostic radiology diplomates and those maintaining a DR subspecialty certificate. Since then, more than 860,000 OLA questions have been answered.

 

Some OLA participants have said that one minute is not enough time to review the question, the answer options and images, and then answer the question. This is especially true for questions with multiple images, videos, and/or a scrolling stack. To date, the average response time for all one-minute questions is 26 seconds, so participants are managing time well. However, given feedback received from participants, we will be extending the time allotted for many OLA questions beginning in January 2020.

 

Below is a breakdown of the timing for each type of OLA question.

 

 

OLA Question Type Time Allotted
DR and IR/DR: text only 1 minute
DR and IR/DR: 1 image 1 minute
DR and IR/DR: multiple images, video and/or scrolling stack 3 minutes
RO: text only, no calculations 1 minute
RO: 1 image 1 minute
RO: text only, with calculations 3 minutes
RO: multiple images, video and/or scrolling stack, no calculations 3 minutes
RO: multiple images, video and/or scrolling stack, with calculations 3 minutes
MP: text only, no calculations 1 minute
MP: 1 image, no calculations 1 minute
MP: text only, with calculations 3 minutes
MP: 1 image, with calculations 3 minutes
MP: multiple images, video and/or scrolling stack, no calculations 3 minutes
MP: multiple images, video and/or scrolling stack, with calculations 3 minutes
 

If you have questions, please contact our personal certification advisors at information@theabr.org.

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