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Satisfying Accreditation Requirements Through Assessment Item Categorization

July 14, 2016 Dan Thompson

Satisfying Accreditation Requirements through Assessment Item Categorization

Recently, Dan Thompson, Coordinator of Instructional Design, Assessment, and Educational Technology at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, discussed his program’s use of ExamSoft’s category feature to appropriately map assessment items to learning objectives as a means of satisfying accreditation requirements in his webinar, “Satisfying Accreditation Requirements through Assessment Item Categorization.”

The key takeaways from the presentation include:

  1. Categories are a useful organizational tool when preparing for accreditation.
  2. It is important to create an appropriate category structure for your institution.
  3. If done correctly, an entire curriculum can be mapped by linking assessment items with learning objectives, course goals, program goals, etc.

Thompson’s presentation gives insight into the backend process of using item categorization in curriculum mapping for accreditation purposes. He also discussed the roles of faculty and staff in creating a successful categorization structure.

"We can look at these statistics formatively and prove that our students are attaining learning objectives and that we are achieving what we set out to achieve with our program."

To view a PDF copy of the presentation, please click here.



About the Author

Dan  Thompson

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 Podiatric 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.

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