ExamSoft Outcomes: Planning, Goals, and Implementation of a New CBT/Assessment Model
Recently, Evan Sanders, Associate Director of Curriculum Services, Teaching and Learning Technologies, at Harvard Medical School, discussed the curricular and faculty goals related to adopting a new CBT platform in his webinar, “ExamSoft Outcomes: Planning, Goals, and Implementation of a New CBT/Assessment Model”
The key takeaways from the presentation include:
1. Identify realistic goals tied to why each level of your institution (faculty, students, and staff) has a need for computer-based testing.
2. Your faculty needs to have a clear understanding of the new assessment model because, ultimately, they will be the key users and decision makers regarding the new exam tool.
3. Be aware that some things will simply not go as planned; it is best to be sensible, flexible, and careful not to take on more than you can realistically handle.
The presentation gives insight into the processes involved with CBT implementation including administrative consideration as well as balancing short- and long-term goals. Sanders also gives tips on gaining buy-in from stakeholders and setting a realistic timeline for implementation.
"The success of educational technology comes with careful planning; the ExamSoft staff helped us think through the challenges we faced with our assessment process.”
View a copy of the presentation here.