Improving Retention with Targeted Remediation

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Learn how to improve retention in the classroom using category-based data and reporting

Effective remediation is essential for helping students achieve specific learning outcomes within your curriculum and plays a key role in maximizing your program’s student retention rate.

ExamSoft allows you to tag exam items to specific categories and track how students are performing in different areas of the curriculum. Our flexible, customizable reporting of data gives you a clear picture of which learning objectives your students are retaining as well as those they may be struggling with.

By using ExamSoft’s category tagging tools to provide targeted remediation, you can lead students toward faster improvement in the areas where they need the most help.

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Improve Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment tools built into the ExamSoft suite of solutions that help students meet learning objectives:

  • Category tagging
  • Student reports
  • Faculty reports
  • Item-level metrics and data

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“The rate of college student persistence tumbled two percentage points last year, the largest one-year drop since 2009, when the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC)  began reporting this measure.”

Nietzel, Michael T. “New Data Reveal More Pandemic Fallout: A Historic Drop In College Persistence Rates.” Forbes, 8 July 2021.

“Higher education institutions are increasingly investing in data analytics to identify students at risk of dropping out, paying particular attention to first-generation students and those who come from low-income backgrounds or historically marginalized communities.”

Wong, Wylie. “Higher Education Turns to Data Analytics to Bolster Student Success.” EdTech Magazine, 12 October 2021.

Identify and remediate the most at-risk students

All students benefit from targeted remediation, but this is especially true for students who are at risk of dropping out of a program due to poor performance.

ExamSoft’s unparalleled data and reporting capabilities allow you to identify these students, see which specific concepts they’re struggling with, and help them achieve the kind of tangible improvement they need to stay on track in your program.

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  • TouroCollege

    “When students drop out of medical school, millions and millions of tuition dollars are lost. ExamSoft allows us to predict student performance and step in early, which has already reduced our dropout rate from eight percent to two percent, which is $2.2 million in savings per year.”

    David Lenihan, Dean of Preclinical
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • LincolnMermorialUniversity

    “It was clear that ExamSoft could show faculty very specific opportunities for students to improve. Now we can pinpoint knowledge gaps, so our students know what to focus on.”

    Tommy Sangchompuphen, Associate Dean for Student Learning and Associate Professor
    LMU Law

  • UniversityOfNebraskaMedicalCenter-1

    “Mapping individual test items and performance assessments to accreditation standards, course objectives, or similar topics allows instructors in our programs to provide direct, timely feedback to students about their strengths and opportunities for learning. The ability to also aggregate that data for students to see how they perform in an area over an entire course, semester, or program is invaluable to their long-term growth.”

    Sarah B. McBrien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director of Curricular & Learning Assessment
    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    *ExamSoft provided no compensation for this statement, but this individual has previously received compensation for other work performed for ExamSoft

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