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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...

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Learning Analytics: What Is It and How Can It Improve Learning Outcomes?

Analytics, the science of gathering, organizing, and analyzing raw data in order to draw statistically valid conclusions and make reliable forecasts, has long been a driving force in business. Data analytics has a wid...

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How Scenario-Based Assessment Contributes to Improved Learning Environments

Many organizations believe they can gain immense value from effective, versatile assessments. Whether you’re an instructor trying to improve learning outcomes and prepare your students for a licensure exam or a corpor...

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Clinical Judgment: An Imperative for Nursing Education

By Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN At no time in the history of nursing education has the imperative been more clear: We must focus on Clinical Judgment (CJ) with every student every semester. Right now, we know...

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Using ExamSoft to Realize the Benefits of Ipsative Assessments

Using normative or standardized graded assessments, instructors can evaluate individual student performance relative to current and past peers. As valuable as the traditional criterion-referenced and norm-referenced a...

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Discover the Costs of Not Going Digital

Colleges and universities are reeling from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with billions in lost revenue, higher-than-anticipated costs for instruction, and an increased need for financial aid following...

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A Look at Digital Transformation in Higher Education

Digital transformation is everywhere, and this shift — both technological and cultural — has only accelerated since the COVID-19 pandemic made social distancing necessary. While digital transformation (DX) is taking h...

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Improve Teaching and Testing Outcomes by Applying the VARK Concept

As an educator, you may sometimes need to lift the academic performance of an entire class. Or you may need to find better ways to support your under-performers. You may want to know if you are providing a fair opport...