Utilization of ExamSoft Tagging and Gateway Exams

August 5, 2020 11:00 am CST
Priscilla Martin and Rachel Ogden

LECOM School of Pharmacy created Gateway Exams as part of an ongoing Student Success initiative. Faculty were given guidance to look at exam questions administered in the current academic year and identify those that would be essential for student progression. Categories were created to identify existing questions that were appropriate for student progression. Using ExamSoft tagging, faculty identified questions within the curriculum that had been previously tested. In order to ensure curriculum mastery and retention, the School has set a goal for coming years to administer these questions prior to student progression. By using hard-stops within the curriculum, students will progress only when they have mastered the curriculum. They perform better on experiential rotations and pass the NAPLEX and MPJE.