AOT Los Angeles - November 7, 2018

University of Southern California

Welcome to Assessment on Tour (AOT)—where pedagogy and assessment come to meet! This fall, AOT is headed to LA! We hope you’ll join your peers in education for this half-day conference that will focus on best practices for course design, teaching methods, and assessment—presented by thought leaders in education from around the country.


AOT LA will be held on November 7 at the University of Southern California. This complimentary event is open and available to all educational professionals and will include a light breakfast, full lunch, and plenty of time to network with other peers from the LA area. Ready to reserve your place? Take advantage of this free professional development opportunity by registering below!


November 7, 2018


Davidson 

Conference 

Center


Vineyard Room


3409 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90089

AGENDA

Activity


Coffee & Refreshments 


Opening Remarks 


Best Practices in Categorizing Traditional and Performance-Based Assessment Items


Break 


Simulate the NCLEX from Day 1—Online vs. Paper Exams


Break 


Satisfying Accreditation Requirements Through Assessment Item Categorization


Break 


Product Updates by ExamSoft 


Discussion Groups 


Lunch & Networking 

Start


7:30 AM


8:00 AM


8:15 AM


9:00 AM


9:15 AM


10:00 AM


10:15 AM


11:00 AM


11:15 AM


11:30 AM


12:15 PM

End


8:00 AM


8:15 AM


9:00 AM


9:15 AM


10:00 AM


10:15 AM


11:00 AM


11:15 AM


11:30 AM


12:15 PM


1:00 PM

GENERAL SESSIONS

Wendy Labuzan is Coordinator of Examinations at Marian University and oversees testing operations of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Master's in Biomedical Sciences, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. With over 20 years of experience in health professions education, she played a key role in implementing online testing using ExamSoft and developing processes and best practices for each program to fit their specific needs. She dreams of opening ExamSoft's European branch Summer of 2021, when the last kid graduates college (but don't tell Marian University that)!


Best Practices in Categorizing Traditional and Performance-Based Assessment Items

This presentation will demonstrate how to categorize both traditional MCQ items and rubrics, and discuss the pros and cons of different category structures. Examples of category reports will be provided with discussion on how to use the reports for analysis of and improvement for students, administration, faculty, course, and accreditation.

Wendy Labuzan

Coordinator of Examinations, Marian University, Health Professions

Dawn received her initial RN training at Piedmont Community College in Roxboro, NC where sher currently serves as the Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. She earned her BSN from North Carolina Central University and her MSN from East Carolina University. Before joining Piedmont Community College, Dawn worked in a variety of areas of nursing including orthopedics, post anesthesia care, radiology, radiation oncology, ambulatory care, and infection control. She has taught Medical-Surgical and Fundamentals of Nursing for more than 10 years.


Simulate the NCLEX from Day 1—Online vs. Paper Exams

The ultimate goal of all nursing schools is to maintain high NCLEX pass rates and prepare safe practitioners for today’s workforce. This presentation will discuss the importance of transitioning from paper to online exams and how replicating the NCLEX-RN exam environment is essential for student success. We will also discuss the benefits of the ability to link test questions to the NCLEX-RN test plan, Blooms Taxonomy, nursing process and program objectives and how the statistical data this process provides for faculty is imperative to building stronger and more reliable exam questions, as well as successful nursing students.

Dawn Oakley, RN, MSN

Director of Associate Degree Nursing,

Piedmont Community College

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. An ExamSoft client for over eight years, Dan currently is the Senior Manager of Education and Assessment at ExamSoft. His background includes assisting faculty at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in course design and development, while also introducing new methods of utilizing educational technology in assessment and instruction to create a learner-centered environment. 


Satisfying Accreditation Requirements Through Assessment Item Categorization

In order to fully satisfy accreditation requirements and appropriately map the curriculum, ExamSoft’s category feature can be used to "tag" assessment items to the appropriate learning objective for each lesson as well as the instructional method used. Categorizing assessment items with the objectives and instructional method allows the instructional design team and faculty to link these items back to the course objectives, course goals, program goals, and school mission. This mapping method can a vital tool in providing accrediting bodies proof that an educational program is "closing the loop" from the beginning of the program to the end of each course assessment. This presentation will describe the methodology and creation of this process, as well as provide specific examples of success.

Dan Thompson

Sr. Manager of Education and Assessment

VIRTUAL SESSION

LOGISTICS

Directions

Parking

Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD) is next door to the conference center. Enter at the Jefferson Boulevard Entrance at Royal Street (Entrance 4)

The Metro Expo Line's Jefferson USC Station is a block from the venue. 

REGISTER NOW FOR AOT LA

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