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ONLINE ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS : Biggest Challenges and Best Practices for Effective Implementation Presenters: Dr. Greg Hawkins, Clemson University.

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1 ONLINE ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS : Biggest Challenges and Best Practices for Effective Implementation Presenters: Dr. Greg Hawkins, Clemson University Ms. Renea Akin, West Kentucky Community and Technical College Dr. Barbara Boothe, Liberty University Dr. Gay Holcomb, Asbury College Moderator: Dr. David K. Knox, Clemson University

2 Welcome Session Overview Purpose : Review critical issues and key strategies associated with online assessment management systems. Build upon theoretical bases by providing specific, relevant case-study examples from four diverse institutions at various stages of online assessment management system implementation. Format: Ten-minute presentations by each panelist of best practices and key challenges as experienced at their respective institutions. Fifteen-minute interactive segment addressing questions from session participants.

3 Case 1: Clemson University University Characteristics Size : 15,000+ Undergrads; 3,700+ Grads Carnegie High Research Institution Accreditation Timeline April 2009 Five-Year Interim Report; 2013 Reaccreditation Online Assessment Management System History: Prior ApproachNonstandardized, Paper-Based Primary Reasons Institution Adopted Online Assessment Management SystemMore Structured Framework, Data Accessibility Tenure of Online Assessment Management System Use Beginning Fourth Assessment Cycle

4 Case 1: Clemson University Biggest Challenges Assessment Motivations and Perceived Value Assessment Motivations and Perceived Value Optimization of Mandate vs. Local Value Optimization of Mandate vs. Local Value Prior Levels of Assessment Sophistication Prior Levels of Assessment Sophistication Competing (?) Emphases Competing (?) Emphases Improving Assessment Sophistication Improving Assessment Sophistication Improving System Efficacy Improving System Efficacy

5 Case 1: Clemson University Best Practices Continuous /Balanced Training & Support Continuous /Balanced Training & Support Tool + Assessment Practices + User / Department Value Assessment coordinator churn, assessment value and relevance at program level, perpetuation of a common assessment vernacular System upgrades and improvements, advocacy with system providers on behalf of your constituents

6 Case 2: West KY CTC College Characteristics Size : 7,000 students Accreditation Timeline: 2018 Online Assessment Management System History: Prior Approach: Tables in Word Primary Reason to Adopt Online Assessment Management System: Consolidation doubled the numbers Tenure of Online Assessment Management System Use: Currently in third assessment cycle

7 Case 2: West KY CTC Biggest Challenges Over assessment reduces ease of use System upgrades require ongoing training Online system impedes mental map- making

8 Case 2: West KY CTC Best Practices Assessment rubric tailored to the online management system Shared access across academic programs Ongoing training

9 Case 3: Liberty University University Characteristics Size : 45,688 Full-time 25,323 Part-time 20,365 Resident Program 11,849 On-Line Program 33,839 Accreditation Timeline: 5 th Year Interim Report-- Online Assessment Management System History: Prior Approach Primary Reason(s) Institution Adopted Online Assessment Management System Implementation of the Online Assessment Management System

10 Case 3: Liberty University Biggest Challenges Setting It Up For University Wide Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Budget Planning Training Sessions Administration Interaction with the Data Administration Interaction with the Data

11 Case 3: Liberty University Best Practices They Get It Hands-on Interactivity At the Lower Levels Upgrades That Assist in Ease of Use Upgrades That Meet the Needs of Accreditation Criteria and Strategic Planning Initiatives

12 Case 4: Asbury College College Characteristics Size : 1500 (Undergrad, Grad, Adult Completion) Accreditation Timeline: Class of 2009 Online Assessment Management System History: Prior Approach Primary Reasons Institution Adopted Online Management System Tenure of Online Assessment Management System Use: currently in our 4 th assessment cycle

13 Case 4: Asbury College Biggest Challenges Assessment motivation & perceived value Connecting budgeting to assessment processes Continued basic education needed.

14 Case 4: Asbury College Best Practices Ongoing training sessions Developed scoring rubrics Openly publishing assessment ratings

15 QUESTIONS


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