When preparing for the accreditation process, ExamSoft data can be used to document student mastery of accreditation standards, the student development of self-awareness, as well as provide data for course and curriculum improvement. Data from ExamSoft can also provide students with report cards providing autonomy supportive feedback (“feed up, feed back, feed forward”). In this model, the first step is to establish a clear goal for the students to obtain (feed up). Next, the teacher responds to the work being done (feed back). Finally, students are provided with ways to improve attainment of their goals (feed forward). This process can also be useful for the teacher as it allows for justifiable improvement in teaching and in the course. Student report cards are autonomy supportive, as they can provide students with the goal to obtain (achievement of the program outcomes) and allow the teacher or advisor to comment on things being done well or needing improvement. It is possible to collate student data so that a college can see which outcomes are being taught well in the curriculum and which may need improvement. Finally, report cards can be useful tools to help students develop and practice their metacognitive skills. The University of Arkansas, University of Kentucky, and Sullivan University Colleges of Pharmacy have been using this type of data to improve student learning and performance. The purpose of this session is to describe how ExamSoft longitudinal assessment data can be used to develop a report card for students showing their progression through a curriculum and how this data can be used for accreditation.
Presented by: Kimberly Daugherty is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Assessment and Professor at the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky. She works with her ExamSoft® administrators, to gather data from the software to assess student learning and the curriculum as a whole.
Ashley Castleberry is the Director of Assessment and Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas. After completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, she obtained a Master of Arts in Higher Education for Health Professions Teaching and Learning. As the key administrator for ExamSoft®, she uses the software to assess student learning and the curriculum as a whole.
Leah Simpson is the Director of Curriculum Development and Assessment at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, KY. She works with ExamSoft®, to gather data to assess student learning and the curriculum as a whole.