AOT LA - May 23, 2017

Mini-Conferences for Assessment Pros

Join us in Pomona to hear from leading assessment professionals from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and Dental Medicine. 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.


Western University of Health Sciences

Health Education Center (HEC) Building in Classroom C

701 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766



8:30 AM

9:00 AM

9:15 AM

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Coffee and Refreshments

Opening Remarks


Transitioning from Paper to Electronic Clinical Grading

Closing Remarks



9:15 AM

10:15 AM

10:45 AM

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM


Should Students Study for Your Exam, or the Boards? A Novel Approach to Get the Answer


Patricia Camberos

Systems Operational Analyst

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Many medical curricula use national licensing board (NLB) exam topics as a design guide for instruction and summative assessment. This is likely appropriate as studies have shown significant associations between NLB performance and clinical practice outcomes. The question is how do we know that what we assess during the pre-clerkship curriculum actually correlate to student NLB performance? Do certain course's or certain faculty member's high stakes exam questions have a positive correlation with student NLB performance? We needed a reliable statistical method to determine whether student performance on course exams match student performance on NLB exams. Such a method could provide meaningful feedback to faculty and course directors for improved instructional methods and test item design. This, in turn, should optimize student performance on licensing examinations, and ultimately, improve clinical practice. We analyzed the data tagged in ExamSoft relative to student performance on NLB exams for over thirty pre-clerkship courses, one hundred faculty, and two thousand students, spanning ten years of NLB test cycles. These results create a new and useful perspective on how closely exam items associated with particular courses and faculty members correlate with student NLB performance. The challenge remains as how to best use, and not misuse, this information to improve test item writing, and potentially, instructional techniques.    

Should Students Study for Your Exam, or the Boards? A Novel Approach to Get the Answer



Jayzona Alberto

Jayzona Alberto is an Academic Manager at Western University of Health Sciences - College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California. Her role primarily consists of managing the curriculum for the first- and third-year students as well as assisting with the development, logistics, and administration of assessments. Jayzona has been very involved in the full implementation of ExamSoft rubrics for electronic clinical exams as well as developing the first virtual, station-based, capstone assessment. Jayzona graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Psychology, from Western University of Health Sciences with an M.S. in Health Sciences, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education.

Academic Manager, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Jorge Godinez is an Academic Manager with the College of Dental Medicine, and a part-time student enrolled in the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business MBA program. Along with being the college’s technological guru, troubleshooting any issues that arise, he collaborates with faculty and staff to develop and implement improvements to the college’s workflows.


Academic Manager, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Transitioning from Paper to Electronic Clinical Grading

Jorge Godinez

The College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences (WUCDM) has been actively utilizing ExamSoft rubrics since the beta-test phase of the feature’s launch. After implementing ExamSoft rubrics in multiple parts of their curriculum through a full year, WUCDM staff worked diligently with faculty and administration to develop a plan for launching this feature throughout the clinic. After months of preparation, the college went fully electronic with their clinical exams both at the Dental Center and at off-site clinics for the community-based dental education portion of their curriculum. Now, faculty are trained in grading rubrics using ExamSoft spontaneously at the clinic during students’ procedures on their patients. The journey to this pinnacle was quite a challenge, but is proving beneficial for WUCDM. Faculty, staff, and administration can generate more robust reports of institutional and program learning outcomes that combine both written exams with performance-based assessments. This webinar will cover topics such as ExamSoft rubric implementation, faculty buy-in, faculty training, and production of various reports.



Classroom C is located at the end of the hallway on the first floor of the HEC building. Once you enter the HEC, you can walk straight toward the back side of the building and the classroom will be on the left hand side.

Please visit the campus map for navigating your way around campus.

Public metered parking is available in lot #12 on Gibbs Street between 1st and 2nd Streets. 

Campus Map



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