Data-driven instruction is the mantra in today’s educational landscape. Programs must find ways to effectively assess, analyze, and act to improve curricular and instructional practices. Although the need for evaluation processes is well-documented, developing the systems by which to review and assess teaching and learning is challenging for most educational programs. In this webinar, we will discuss how a team of medical and biomedical faculty and staff developed an assessment monitoring system utilizing the category tool within ExamSoft. Presentation of critical outcomes will include: (1) the system design and implementation plan- including faculty recruitment and the roles and responsibilities of those involved with the project, (2) the development of targeted reporting - both for university leadership and students, and (3) how results from the project were used to improve discipline- and organ system-specific curriculum initiatives within the college. While the information in this presentation focuses on a medical education context, the material presented could be modified and used in a variety of educational disciplines.
Presented by: Kelly McCarthy is the Assistant Director of Assessment at the USF Morsani College of Medicine where she consults with faculty on formative and summative assessment techniques, manages MCQ test construction, and oversees the college's data collection and reporting systems. Kelly also teaches education courses for the College of Medicine and the College of Education. She holds two degrees in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Adult Education.