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Program Type: Health Sciences

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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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Northern Arizona University — Physician Assistant Program

A data-driven program with a rich culture of assessment, the Physician Assistant program at NAU implemented ExamSoft to gain performance insights for multiple learning outcomes and educational objectives. With the hel...

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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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Indiana State University — Anatomy Lab Course

The anatomy course at Indiana State’s College of Health and Human Services caters to students pursuing a variety of degrees, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training. When the college op...

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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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Alabama State University — College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences at Alabama State University discovered that graduates who had performed well in the program were scoring lower than anticipated on board certification exams. After a careful review of th...

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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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University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Allied Health Professions

As a fast-growing college with diverse needs across its multiple programs, the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Allied Health Professions needed a platform that could streamline assessment and track ...

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Anticipating Accreditation

5 Steps for a Smooth Accreditation Visit Learn Strategies for Streamlining the Accreditation Process Read the ExamSoft eBook, Anticipating Accreditation, for a set of preemptive measures administrators can use to prep...

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Exam Security

Actionable Student Assessment Data Starts with Exam Security Without safeguards against cheating and dishonesty, how can educators be confident that the data they’re collecting hasn’t been compromised? In the Ex...

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Why Locked Down Browsers Fail the Security Test

Securing your in-class and remote exams to minimize cheating is essential for collecting student assessment data that is reliable, accurate, and insightful.  Learn the loopholes of browser-based testing and various ta...

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6 Essentials of Assessment Data

Gain Deeper Insight into Student Learning Read the ExamSoft eBook, Six Essentials of Assessment Data, for insights into how student assessment and learning analytics can help educators and administrators enhance the e...

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ExamSCORE: Student-Centered Objective Rubrics Evaluation

ExamSCORE enables educators to develop objective criteria for subjective assessments to improve scoring and student feedback. Simplify planning, administration, and grading of OSCEs and ensure that evaluation day runs...

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Why You Should Use Categories for Curriculum Guidance

If you’re using ExamSoft, then you’re probably already using categories in your exam creation and grading to provide students with more informative feedback. Category tagging proves a powerful tool for directing your ...

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How Not to Use Assessments: Common Mishaps Implementing Formative Assessments and How to Correct Them

Instruct. Assess. Feedback. Repeat. This is the timeless methodology of formative assessment applied, in some way, in all levels of education. The application of this process is continuously subject to change based on...

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Bloom’s Taxonomy (Part 2): Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in Assessment

Now that we know what Bloom’s Taxonomy is, it’s time to discuss a few helpful tips for applying the framework to assessments as a means of gaining insight into learning comprehension. Tips for Applying Bloom’s Taxonom...