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Mini-Conferences for Assessment Pros

AOT San Francisco - March 7, 2018

San Francisco State University Downtown Campus

plus law

Join us in San Francisco to hear from leading assessment professionals from around the country. In the morning, 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. Two special sessions specific to law programs are on the docket for the afternoon.

March 7, 2018


San Francisco State University

Downtown Campus


DTC Room 673


835 Market Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, California 94103

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Coffee & Refreshments


Opening Remarks


Using Assessment Data for Nursing Accreditation 


Networking Break


Assessment for Learning — Using ExamSoft for Formative Assessment 


Networking Break


How to Create Rubrics that Measure Student Learning 


Networking Lunch 


Using ExamSoft to Help with Formative Assessment in Legal Education

Session Information


Networking Break


Law session #2  

General Sessions

Is your program beginning preparations for affirmation (or re-affirmation) of your accreditation in nursing by the CCNE, ACEN, or CNEA? Nursing accreditors share a common mission with academic nursing faculty in ensuring the ongoing preparation of qualified graduates. Faculty need to amass adequate psychometrically-based analyses of assessments used throughout their curricula in preparation for an accreditation visit. The purpose of this session is to assist faculty with their planning for production of the self-study and successful implementation of the site visit by their accreditors. These preparations include fine-tuning of the item banks and teacher-made exams to ensure that assessment scores generated from these accurately reflects student performance at all levels of the nursing program. Faculty will feel more confident about the quality of the student data that they collect from their teacher-made assessments from semester to semester, and can complete an analysis of these scores, along with standardized test results, in their preparation of the accreditation self-study. 

Associate Dean/Associate Professor at Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing

Ainslie Nibert is a nationally-recognized expert in nursing curriculum, testing and measurement. She currently serves as Associate Dean/Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing – Houston, and as a corporate consultant to nursing academic and clinical practice organizations. She previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Review and Testing/HESI, at Elsevier, Inc. Dr. Nibert, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Texas Christian University, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and a PhD in nursing from Texas Woman’s University. A member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, she is a former Faculty Advisor for the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, and a Virginia Henderson Fellow.

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Using Assessment Data for Nursing Accreditation

Ainslie Nibert

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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.

Assistant Dean of Curricular Assessment at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Strang is the Assistant Dean for Curricular Assessment at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is responsible for the ongoing evaluation of the Pharm.D. curriculum and student learning outcomes, the development, refinement and implementation of the curricular assessment plan, the selection of evaluation tools, the evaluation of the curricular assessment plan, and the evaluation and analysis of curricular outcomes, aggregate student performance, and qualitative and quantitative student satisfaction data. Her scholarly interests revolve around curricular assessment and faculty development as it relates to teaching, learning and assessment.

Rubrics are powerful assessment tools. Well written rubrics guide student learning and provide formative feedback for improvement. However, creating valid rubrics can be a challenge. This presentation will focus on how to create rubrics within the ExamSoft suite of software, and tips for making them as useful as possible. Topics include selecting appropriate criteria, creating differentiating descriptions, and assigning grading schemas. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring rubrics measure student learning as defined by the course objectives.

How to Create Rubrics that Measure Student Learning

Aimee Strang

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Law-Specific Sessions

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Success at University of Dayton, School of Law

Tommy Sangchompuphen (“Dean Tommy”) is currently the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Success for the University of Dayton School of Law.


In this role, Dean Tommy is responsible for initiatives that promote the retention and advancement of law students throughout the law curriculum. He utilizes knowledge and skills in educational philosophy and research, student and instructor interrelationships, advising and counseling, and learning and study strategies to implement academic support services essential to law students’ academic success, learning experience, and bar passage.

Prior to joining the University of Dayton School of Law, Dean Tommy was Associate Dean for Student Learning and Assessment and Associate Professor of Law at Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (2012 to 2017) and Assistant Dean for Student Learning and Outcomes and Assistant Professor at Appalachian School of Law (2008 to 2012), where he has taught classes and courses in the areas of academic success and bar preparation. He assisted both law schools with the design and implementation of their assessment activities focused on student learning and success in the J.D. program. He helped to analyze findings from these assessment activities and reported back to the law schools and University administrations on areas where student remediation and institutional improvements could be made.


His students named Dean Tommy the Sandra C. Ruffin Distinguished Professor of the Year for the 2013-2014 academic year, and PreLaw Magazine recognized Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law as the best law school for bar exam preparation in its Winter 2017 issue.


Since 2000, Dean Tommy has written and edited several books designed to improve students’ performance on the bar exam, including the primary course materials for BARBRI’s Essay Advantage courses in several states. He has also been involved with bar exam essay and performance test instruction in several states. He is a member of the Minnesota bar.

The American Bar Association has taken steps to try to improve the state of the education students receive by implementing new standards and rules for law schools. Law schools, more than ever, must now be engaged in meaningful assessment of their progress in helping students achieve outcome goals. While the Standards create considerable space for schools to develop their own assessment schemes that fit their program and their mission, each school must use both summative assessments (typically final examinations) and formative assessments, which must be integrated into the school’s program to provide meaningful feedback to improve student learning.

This session will explore the different kinds of formative assessments that a law school can administer using ExamSoft to seriously measure its success in meeting the outcomes that it has identified as appropriate to its mission. This session will also demonstrative some of ExamSoft’s full suite of features and functionality that can help with student learning from beginning (to address attrition) to end (to help with graduation and bar passage).

Using ExamSoft to Help with Formative Assessment in Legal Education

Tommy Sangchompuphen, J.D.

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LOGISTICS

Transit Info

The Powell Street BART & MUNI rail station is across the street. Parking (not provided) is available in several garages in the area.

Directions

SF State has an entrance directly on Market St between Walgreens & Timberland. Take the elevator to the 6th floor. 

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