Strong assessments begin with solid exam items. However, many faculty members struggle with writing questions, or even knowing if their questions are indeed valid. At Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, didactic examinations are created and delivered by utilizing an embedded-assessment software. By using ExamSoft to “tag” all exam questions with the faculty writer’s name, the programmatic outcome being tested, and the topic being covered, outcomes data can be harvested post-exam on how all items are performing within each of these categories. In an effort to drive item writing and revision skills, question analytics (including point biserial and item level of difficulty) are then provided to faculty members along with recommendations for improvement.
Presented by: Misty has been an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean and Chair of the Clinical and Administrative Sciences for the past 4 years. Sullivan has been using ExamSoft for the past 4 years. She started using the report cards discussed in this proposal last year.
Kim has been a Professor in the Clinical and Administrative Science Department for the past 3 years. She has also been Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Assessment for the past 6 years. Sullivan University College of Pharmacy has been using ExamSoft for the past 4 years. They have been doing the reports cards discussed in this proposal for the past year.