Webinar: Design and Implementation of a Tagged Electronic Database of Exam Questions (TEDEQ) for Medical Student Assessment
Presented by Dale D. Vandre and Eric Ermie, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (Previously Recorded 10/2011)
An aspect of curriculum mapping that is often overlooked is exam blueprinting, which provides a necessary link between instructional content and examination items. This webinar demonstrates how computerized testing not only increases the efficiency and reliability of examination delivery, it also provides an effective tool for exam blueprinting, item banking, and management of examination content and quality.
The Ohio State University designed a method to categorize the exam items used in their preclinical medical curriculum using a unique identifying tag to create a tagged electronic database of exam questions (TEDEQ) using the SofTeach module of the ExamSoft test management system. Utilizing the TEDEQ output, a detailed report of exam performance is provided to students following completion of each examination. This enables students to better evaluate their performance in relevant subject areas after each examination, and follow their cumulative performance in subject areas spread longitudinally across the integrated medical curriculum. These same reports can be used by faculty and staff to aid in academic advising and counseling of students.
The TEDEQ system provides a flexible tool for curricular management and examination blueprinting that is relatively easy to implement in a medical curriculum. The information retrieved from the TEDEQ enables students and faculty to better evaluate course performance.
- Learn how OSU is using exam software and a new “tagging” system to evaluate whether students are meeting learning objectives (it’s easier than you would think)
- Discover what their research has revealed about the current student feedback process and how real-time learning analytics has changed the way students study
- Hear examples of students in different places in their academic careers and how they utilized performance feedback in different ways to improve learning outcomes
- Gain insight into the results and conclusions that have been generated since the system’s implementation
Presented by Dr. Dale D. Vandre,
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Dr. Vandre currently serves as an associate professor and assistant dean for foundational sciences, and associate director of The Ohio State University College of Medicine Med 1/2 Integrative Program.
Presented by Eric Ermie,
Office of Medical Education, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Mr. Ermie currently serves as the program coordinator for testing and evaluation in The Ohio State University Office of Medical Education.
Both Dale and Eric conduct research on improving student learning by measuring learning outcomes at the The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
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