How to Leverage Education Technology to Improve Learning and Assessments

The rapid evolution of technology over the previous forty years has driven educational programs to question how they can leverage newly innovated technologies to optimize the assessment and learning process. Faculty and educators are often overwhelmed by the amount of administrative work that is involved with traditional assessment methods. However, with the use of the right education technology, they can now streamline the entire assessment process, giving them more time to do the things that are the most important, like time spent lecturing or focusing on the students.

Streamline the Entire Assessment Process

When trying to manage a substantial workload, optimization and efficiency are key. ExamSoft’s embedded assessment platform was created specifically to minimize this workload for educators by streamlining the entire assessment process into a single platform. Having the ability to use a single intuitive platform for question banking, exam creation, hosting, grading, and reporting means less time managing assessments and more time for teaching. ExamSoft even goes one step further – seamlessly syncing with learning management systems to ensure the best user experience without sacrificing exam security or exam integrity.

Save Time with Easy Import and Transfer of Exam Question Items

When it comes to computer-based testing and learning management systems, one of the most time consuming tasks that educators and faculty face is manually entering exam question items into the assessment platform. With ExamSoft, users can import questions easily and efficiently—no more late nights spent finishing that final exam. Import your questions with ease from Word, Excel, or even an learning management system (LMS). ExamSoft has integrated exam question import for Blackboard, D2L, Moodle, Canvas, Respondus, ExamView, Elsevier, and LXR.

Effortless Computation of Exam, Item, and Distractor Level Statistics

Assessing the reliability of exam questions is an essential, but difficult, task for educators and faculty. ExamSoft’s embedded assessment platform can compute important test statistics automatically after every assessment. rom exam level statistics like KR20, Stdev, Mean, Median, Min, Max, Diff(p), and Discrimination index, to item and distractor level statistics like point biserial, average answer time, upper 27%, and lower 27%. Complex statistical computations at the touch of a button means more time for educators to focus on what’s important: supporting and developing their students.

Tracking, Measuring, and Reporting for Accreditation

The day is marked on every educator’s calendar: accreditation site visit. By mapping exam items to educational and accreditation standards, educators and administrators can easily track and measure whether they are teaching what is necessary and quickly pivot if gaps have been identified in the detailed and easy-to-digest reports to give accreditors the evidence they need to see alignment between learning outcomes, subjects taught, and assessments given in a course.

Assessment Blueprinting Made Easy

Preparing students for licensure or board exams is no small feat for educational programs, but with solid assessment blueprints, students can be more adequately prepared. ExamSoft’s embedded assessment platform provides educators and faculty with the technology to map out an exact assessment blueprint for specific licensure, board exam topics or specific competencies to ensure students will be ready on high-stakes exam day.

ExamSoft is on a mission to improve education for every student, teacher and institution. Leveraging technology to increase efficiency and enable data-driven decisions means educators can finally free themselves of the countless hours spent managing and developing the assessment process.ExamSoft’s secure assessment platform gives educators the comprehensive assessment tool that does the heavy lifting, allowing them to focus on what is most important: the students.