Appropriately aligning your course from learning objectives through summative assessments is vital to creating an atmosphere that promotes student success. Additionally, constructing a course that communicates expectations to students while teaching and assessing at the appropriate academic level has several benefits beyond the classroom. The simple process of proactively mapping exam items to the proper measurable categories establishes an organizational structure to achieve these curricular and individual course goals. This presentation addresses the process of aligning all course components while mapping exam items as a method to improve student outcomes and map the curriculum for institutional success and accreditation requirements.
Presented by: Dan holds a Master of Science in Technology Enhanced Learning and a Bachelor of Science in Adolescent/Young Adult Education from the University of Dayton. His background as a secondary-level educator drives his research and professional interests, including the appropriate use of summative and formative assessment and how the data they produce can be used to positively impact teaching and learning. An ExamSoft client for over eight years, Dan currently is the Senior Manager of Education and Assessment at ExamSoft. His background includes assisting faculty at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and Kent State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in course design and development, while also introducing new methods of utilizing educational technology in assessment and instruction to create a learner-centered environment.