AOT St Louis - Nov 8th

University of Missouri at St Louis

Mini-Conferences for Assessment Pros

Wednesday, November 8

J.C. Penney Conference Center

Room 202

1 University Blvd

Saint Louis MO 63121

Join us in St. Louis to hear from leading assessment professionals from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 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.



7:30 AM

8:00 AM

8:15 AM

9:15 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

11:45 AM

12:00 PM


Coffee & Refreshments

Opening Remarks

Construction Zone: Using Categories for Building Assessments


How to Create Meaningful Rubrics for Student Assessment


Satisfying Accreditation Requirements Through Assessment Item Categorization

Closing Remarks



8:15 AM

9:15 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM



This session will focus on how the category feature in ExamSoft can be used to foster faculty collaboration in building assessments while maintaining database integrity and exam question security. Discussion will also include the historical records gained by using this process. 

Lead CBT, Data, and Core Coordinator

University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine

Donna K. Czarnecki

Donna Czarnecki, BS, is the Lead CBT, Data, and Core Coordinator in the Office of Medical Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has been an integral part of coordinating the curriculum and assessment of medical students for almost 19 years. She is currently the ExamSoft coordinator for the College of Medicine.

Construction Zone: Using Categories for Building Assessments

How to Create Meaningful Rubrics for Student Assessment

Aimee Strang, PHARM.D., MSHPED, BCPS

Assistant Dean for Curricular Assessment

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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 objective.

Dr. Strang is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Curricular Assessment at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and is the ExamSoft Administrator. Her interests revolve around curricular assessment and faculty development as it relates to teaching in higher education.


Satisfying Accreditation Requirements Through 

Assessment Item Categorization

Dan Thompson, M.S.

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.

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. 




Complimentary parking is provided adjacent to the conference center. 


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