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EEC: Using ExamSoft Data to Evaluate Those Pesky “Select All That Apply” Questions

ExamSoft Education Connection Presentation: Using ExamSoft Data to Evaluate Those Pesky “Select All That Apply” Questions Dr. Cheryl Frutchey July 29, 2020 11 a.m. Literature supports the inclusion of multiple respons...

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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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Flexibility in Assessment

Right now, flexibility is everything. Being flexible and having the ability to adjust and pivot is what’s keeping many institutions successful during challenging times. ExamSoft gives schools, universities, businesses...

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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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S3E8: Bringing the Big Ideas Back Home

In this episode, Dr. Divya Bheda recaps the highlights of this season’s seven episodes, touching on common themes. Dr. Bheda shares her own reflections, along with suggested next steps so that you can bring these big ...

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ExamSoft Reports and Data

Exam day can be a stressful time, but it also presents an opportunity for both exam-takers and exam administrators to gain valuable insights. Assessments delivered through ExamSoft provide educators with actionable da...

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Pedagogo S3E6: Restorative Justice and Academic Integrity

Dr. Divya Bheda is joined by Dr. James Earl Orr Jr., a senior higher education administrator who currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Center for Academic Integrity. Dr. Orr discusses the pr...

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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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Pedagogo S3E5: Exploring New Pathways for Student Success

In this episode, Dr. Bheda is joined by Dr. Amber Garrison Duncan of Lumina Foundation*, which seeks to expand the share of Americans who have a post-secondary education, training, and certification. They discuss the ...

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Pedagogo S3E4: Accelerating and Personalizing Learning Through Competency-Based Education

In competency-based education, the focus is on the mastery of knowledge and skills and the rigorous assessment of those competencies. Advancement is not based on the number of weeks in a classroom or the number of cre...

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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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Pedagogo S3E2: Using Democratic Education Principles to Co-Create Inclusive Classrooms

At the turn of the 21st century, Art Pearl and Tony Knight published a trailblazing volume, The Democratic Classroom: Theory to Inform Practice. In this episode, two of Dr. Pearl’s former students discuss his in...

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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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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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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...