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AOT Dallas/Fort Worth - Feb 28, 2018

University of Texas at Arlington

Mini-Conferences for Assessment Pros

Join us in Dallas 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.

February 28, 2018


E.H. Hereford University Center


Carlisle Suite (upper level) 


300 W First St, Arlington,TX 76019 

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AGENDA

Start


8:15 AM


8:45 AM


9:00 AM


10:00 AM


10:15 AM


11:15 AM


11:30 AM


12:30 PM

Activity


Coffee & Refreshments


Opening Remarks


Item Banking in ExamSoft for Accreditation and Program Evaluation


Networking Break


Using the NCLEX RN Blueprint as a Guide for Testing in a Nursing Baccalaurete Program


Networking Break


Assessment for Learning — Using ExamSoft for Formative Assessment


Closing Remarks and Networking Lunch 

End


8:45 AM


9:00 AM


10:00 AM


10:15 AM


11:15 AM


11:30 AM


12:30 PM


1:30 PM

PRESENTERS

This session will include a brief discussion of the theoretical and practical reasons why you need a bank of test items, and then we’ll dive right in to the components of ExamSoft that will help you build that bank. We’ll explore practices for developing an organizational structure for mapping assessments, collecting psychometric data on individual items, and maintaining historical records about your assessment program; all of which will help you manage the operational components of a successful computer-based testing program in order to collect meaningful data and generate reports for accreditation and program evaluation. 

Assistant Professor, Director of Curricular & Learning Assessment at University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Allied Health Professions

Sarah B. McBrien, M.S., is the Director of Assessment in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Previously, she worked for UNMC's College of Medicine where she did work in curriculum, assessment, and instructional technology. Ms. McBrien is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Item Banking in ExamSoft for Accreditation and Program Evaluation

Sarah B. McBrien, MS

Faculty at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing

Sherri Ward is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing Baccalaureate Program. Prior to accepting her first position as faculty in nursing education, she worked at Arkansas Children's Hospital for 18 years, 5 of those in Nursing Informatics training, testing, building, implementing, and supporting electronic health records projects. She is the ExamSoft Administrator at her institution.

Using the NCLEX-RN exam blueprint as a guide for building tests throughout the curriculum would allow for students to be best prepared for this licensure exam. In order for the NCLEX-RN exam blueprint to be mimicked, assigning Client Needs and Bloom's categories is necessary. Longitudinal reports across curriculum that identifies a student's strengths and weaknesses in regards to the NCLEX-RN blueprint would guide the student in their studies for the licensure exam and hopefully lead them to a passing score at first attempt.

Using the NCLEX RN Blueprint as a Guide for Testing in a Nursing Baccalaurete Program

Sherri Ward, MNSc, RN

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Dan Thompson

Dan holds a Master of Science in Technology Enhanced Learning and a Bachelor of Science in Adolescent/Young Adult Education from the University of Dayton. His background as a secondary-level educator drives his research and professional interests, including the appropriate use of summative and formative assessment and how the data they produce can be used to positively impact teaching and learning. Dan currently assists faculty at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in course design and development, while also introducing new methods of utilizing educational technology in the curriculum to create a learner-centered environment.

Manager of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Assessment for Learning — Using ExamSoft for Formative Assessment

At every level of education, our primary goal is the same—to improve student learning outcomes. Computer-based exams are often used to deliver summative assessments for the purpose of measuring student learning. However, limiting your program to these types of assessments is a disservice to your institution and students. In addition to assessing student knowledge, educators can maximize use of ExamSoft as a formative assessment and instructional tool by delivering content in various methods to contribute to student success. This presentation will address the concept that educators move beyond the practice of using assessment as a method to measure student learning, and recognize that formative assessments delivered within ExamSoft can also be used as a tool for student learning.

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