AOT Detroit - April 5, 2018

Wayne State University

Mini-Conferences for Assessment Pros

Join us in Detroit to hear from leading assessment professionals from around the country. These ExamSoft clients will share assessment processes and best practices they use to better serve their students, faculty, and program as a whole. Light morning refreshments and a full lunch will be served. A chance for networking and discussion will be available after the presentations.

April 5, 2018


Wayne State University Student Center


Hilberry A


5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

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AGENDA

Activity


Coffee & Refreshments


Opening Remarks


K-type Multiple Choice Format: Reevaluating their Value in Student Assessment 


Networking Break


ExamSoft Goes to Nursing School


Networking Break


Not Just for Summative Exams Anymore: Using ExamSoft for Low-stakes, Formative Tests, and Quizzes  


Closing Remarks and Networking Lunch 

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8:45 AM


9:00 AM


10:00 AM


10:15 AM


11:15 AM


11:30 AM


12:30 PM



1:30 PM

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8:15 AM


8:45 AM


9:00 AM


10:00 AM


10:15 AM


11:15 AM


11:30 AM



12:30 PM

PRESENTERS

Dr. Barbosa holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and completed postdoctoral fellowships in HIV research. He serves as a Director of Biochemistry at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He also serves as co-principal investigator on an NIH grant examining the impact of mindfulness meditation on HIV-infected older adults at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

SESSION INFORMATION

Dr. Peter Barbosa

Professor at New York College of Podiatric Medicine and Biochemistry

K-type Multiple Choice Format: Reevaluating their Value in Student Assessment

K-type multiple choice questions, also known as complex multiple choice, are listed in item writing guidelines as to be avoided when developing reliable and valid multiple choice assessment questions. Some research indicates that K-type questions increase test difficulty, partly because they require more time to think about, which some tests do not permit.[1, 2] Furthermore, K-type items decrease the test’s reliability and validity due to having “All of the Above” as one of the potential answers which leads to false cuing.[3] However, others propose that the complexity of the items is due to the students’ inability to comprehend higher cognitive thinking and metacognitive skills and not to formatting the item.[4] Following implementation of ExamSoft testing software, statistical analysis using the Discrimination Index and Point Biserial demonstrate that K-type questions with the right formatting are in fact beneficial in the assessment of students’ knowledge. Based on observed data, it is hypothesized that K-type questions could enable students’ understanding of material, motivate more efficient study habits, and provide a more effective discrimination between top and low performers.

ExamSoft Goes to Nursing School

A walk through the journey of implementing ExamSoft into a baccalaureate nursing program. From the first steps of getting faculty ready for computer based testing to preparing students for the exam we have seen "almost" everything and survived. This presentation will share some of the lessons we have learned and ways to avoid problems moving forward.

SESSION INFORMATION

Christina has 8 years of Pediatric/Pediatric ICU clinical experience and has worked as an Instructor/Technology Coordinator for the past 3 years. She helped to onboard ExamSoft and feels that it has been one of the best decisions her institution has made in an effort to better prepare nursing students for the NCLEX and the ever-changing world of technology both in and out of the classroom.

Christina Barker, BSN, RN

Instructor and Technology Coordinator at

Baker University School of Nursing

Donna Czarnecki, BS, is the Assessment and Data Coordinator in the Office of Medical Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has been an integral part of coordinating the curriculum and assessment of medical students for almost 19 years. She is currently the ExamSoft coordinator for the College of Medicine and is a certified ExamSoft PowerUser. 

Donna K. Czarnecki

Assessment and Data Coordinator at

University of Nebraska Medical Center

SESSION INFORMATION

Not Just for Summative Exams Anymore: Using ExamSoft for Low-stakes, Formative Tests, and Quizzes 

This session will focus on strategies for using ExamSoft to deliver formative tests and quizzes in small group settings such as problem-based learning, team-based learning, and case discussions. Opportunities for incorporating short quizzes or assignments into small group instruction will be defined. Discussion will include best practices for configuring settings appropriately and preparing students and instructors.

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Parking

Parking will be provided free to attendees in Parking Structure 1, enter Gate 3 at 450 W. Palmer Ave.

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