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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Success Through Understanding

In the last few years, more people have experienced psychological and physical trauma than ever before. According to the World Health Organization, “there has been a 13% rise in mental health conditions and substance ...

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5 Myths (and Real Benefits) of Remote Proctoring Technology

When COVID-19 first emerged, educational institutions all over the world made the rapid shift to remote learning. What educators could not have known then was how this shift would define the future of teaching and lea...

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How to Write Great Exam Questions

Assessment is a crucial part of education, no matter the subject or level. We usually think of assessments only as tools to measure how much a student has learned, though with the right post-exam data, they can be so ...

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3 Alternative Assessment Types and How to Use Them

Various approaches to assessment have emerged as alternatives to traditional, multiple-choice testing. Most alternative assessment practices distinguish themselves from traditional methods by placing an emphasis on de...

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A Look at Backward Design and Assessment

The Glossary of Education Reform defines backward design as “a process that educators use to design learning experiences and instructional techniques to achieve specific learning goals.” Coined by Grant Wiggins and Ja...

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Benefits of a Secure Remote Assessment Platform for International Law Schools

As we proceed with the new normal, many aspects of our lives have changed to a remote-first philosophy, including work, school, and even social gatherings. Law schools are no different. And even as things open up, ins...

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Exploring New Question Types on the Next Generation NCLEX®

The NCLEX®, or National Council Licensure Exam, is a standardized test that would-be nurses must pass to become an LPN or RN. There two versions of the test — the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN — but for ease of discussion...

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How to Improve Teaching Strategies Through Student Assessment

What is the function of assessment in the classroom? Many instructors deliver summative assessments — like midterms or final exams — to determine students’ grasp of course material and decide if students are ready to ...

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A Look at Student-Centered Assessments

Student-centered assessments (SCAs) can be a valuable tool for educational institutions and classrooms, enabling students to identify their own strengths and weaknesses, while moving toward goals mutually agreed upon ...

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Streamline ABA Accreditation with a Secure Assessment Platform

Two things are critical for law schools in the United States: meeting ABA accreditation standards and improving Bar outcomes for their students. An all-in-one digital assessment platform can help realize both of these...

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How U.S. Higher Education Is Changing the Admissions Process

In recent years, many colleges and universities have been reconsidering the admissions process for many reasons — racial and socio-economic bias and inequity surrounding standardized admissions tests are just two. The...

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Rx Bricks Assessment Banks: A Better Way to Test

For medical school, physician assistant, and other health science education faculty, student assessment can be challenging simply due to curricular volume. ScholarRx, an innovative digital learning platform for medica...

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The Difference Between Subjective and Objective Assessments

To design effective exams, educators need a strong understanding of the difference between objective and subjective assessments. Each of these styles has specific attributes that make them better suited for certain su...

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How ExamSoft Can Help Improve Board and Licensure Pass Rates

For more than 20 years, ExamSoft has been harnessing the power of data to transform learning and assessments in a range of degree programs, helping graduates improve exam pass rates. The platform also provides faculty...

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How Category Tagging Can Help You, Your Students, and Your Program

Category tagging — or connecting individual exam items to specific content areas such as accreditation standards, learning outcomes, and programmatic objectives — is not only beneficial to students, but to exam-makers...

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How to Measure Test Validity and Reliability

Invalid or unreliable methods of assessment can reduce the chances of reaching predetermined academic or curricular goals. Poorly written assessments can even be detrimental to the overall success of a program. It is ...

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Delivering Authentic Assessment with Remote Proctoring Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic marked the meteoric rise of the virtual classroom at all levels of education, with students and faculty navigating new technologies and learning formats. Spring 2020 finals loomed as colleges and...

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5 Steps to Start Your Digital Transformation

Digital transformation, the use of technology to make business processes more efficient, improve user experiences, and meet the cultural demands for equity, is no longer something to be done in the future. After the p...