Close

AOT Philadelphia - September 27

Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Mini-Conferences for Assessment Pros

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27


Thomas Evans Building


William Cheung Auditorium


240 South 40th Street, Philadelphia PA 19104

Join us in Philadelphia to hear from leading assessment professionals from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing, and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic 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.

AGENDA

Start


9:30 AM


9:45 AM


10:30 AM



11:15 AM


11:30 AM


12:15 PM

Activity


Opening Remarks, Coffee & Refreshments


Utilizing Electronic Exam System with iPad for Student Preparedness on Licensure Exams


Using the NCLEX-RN Exam Blueprint as a Guide for Testing in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program


Break


Satisfying Accreditation Requirements Through Assessment Item Categorization


Closing remarks & Lunch

End


9:45 AM


10:30 AM


11:15 AM



11:30 AM


12:15 PM


1:00 PM

PRESENTERS

"As health sciences programs prepare their students to be successful on National Board licensure exam, many forget that quite often the simple concept of being comfortable in the testing environment can have a huge impact on student performance.


The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has created a NBDE Part II mock exam process that replicates the licensure exam experience for their dental students. The experience not only familiarizes students with the exam environment, but also with computer-based testing and the specific question types they will face on their assessment.


This process brings together all facets of the dental education program together—faculty, Office of Academic Affairs, Learning Technology Team, and IT to make sure their students have the best possible chances at being successful on their board exam.


Mock exams, if administered and executed properly, can be incredibly beneficial for students. The key to successful mock exams is having the students practice under real exam conditions. Administering low stakes practice exams and quizzes helps to increase student familiarity with the testing clients and environments; and results in reducing the test taking anxiety that comes along with using new software as well as question format and electronic exam platforms."

SESSION INFORMATION

Director of Academic Services, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Chia-Wei Wu leads the Learning Technology Team at PDM to fulfill its commitment to develop an academic technology ecosystem that supports all aspects of dental education, clinical practice, and research. His understanding in EdTech promotes the teaching and learning experience in HigherEd and shapes the future in learning technologies.

Tonya Bennett is the Director of Academic Services within the School of Dental Medicine Office of Academic Affairs. She is responsible for providing administrative, logistical, and technical support for ExamSoft and other advanced learning and administrative management systems to further advance the School's innovation efforts. One of her primary initiatives is to foster productivity and efficiency to improve student and institutional outcomes.

Chia-Wei Wu

Director of Learning Sciences and Technologies, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Tonya Bennett

Utilizing Electronic Exam System with iPad for Student Preparedness on Licensure Exams

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing

Sherri Ward, MNSc, RN, 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.

This presentation will depict the need for and benefits of structuring an assessment process in a nursing (or other health sciences) program around that of the NCLEX-RN exam blueprint, as well as how to track student performance against this blueprint.


At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Use the NCLEX-RN Client Needs categories to categorize exam questions in ExamSoft.
  2. Mimic the NCLEX-RN exam blueprint to build exams.
  3. Use available reporting features to identify student strengths and weaknesses in each NCLEX Client Needs category after each exam to guide them in preparation for the next exam and lead to improved performance.
  4. Use the longitudinal reporting feature to provide students with performance outcomes in relation to each Client Needs category during their capstone course.

Using the NCLEX-RN Exam Blueprint as a Guide for Testing in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Sherri Ward, MNSc, RN

SESSION INFORMATION

Satisfying Accreditation Requirements Through Assessment Item Categorization

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. 

Dan Thompson, M.S.

SESSION INFORMATION

Manager of Instructional Design and Educational Technology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Embedded assessment, and the ability to "tag" exam items to learning objectives, has become the standard for the reporting of student learning. On top of these use-cases, and in order to satisfy accreditation requirements and appropriately map the curriculum, ExamSoft’s category feature can be used to map assessment items to the appropriate learning objective for each lesson, as well as accreditation standards. Mapping assessment items with the objectives and instructional method allows faculty and support staff to link these items back to the course objectives, course goals, program goals, and ultimately the school mission. This mapping effort has proven to successfully ease accreditation visits, and has proved to be a vital tool in providing accrediting bodies with evidence on how a program has "closed the loop" from the beginning of the program to the end of each course assessment. Having the ability to show proof of these results was a well-received effort for a recent accreditation visit, and has prompted growth of this mapping effort throughout the curriculum. This presentation addresses the process of satisfying accreditation requirements through the appropriate use of ExamSoft’s tagging and reporting capabilities. 

LOGISTICS

Penn's Walnut 40 parking deck at 4011 Walnut St (Near 40th St) offers $18 parking before 9:00 AM. The Thomas Evans Building is one block to the south. 

The 37th St light rail station is 0.4 mile (3 blocks) from the event venue. 

Directions

Parking

REGISTER NOW FOR AOT PHILADELPHIA

Contact us if you have questions about the event.

© 2017 ExamSoft, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

By hosting this event University of Pennsylvania is not endorsing ExamSoft.