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ExamSoft Launches Rubrics Assessment Platform
ExamSoft has launched a rubrics assessment platform scheduled for general availability in spring 2014 for its entire suite of software.
"Currently in limited release to clients," according to a news release, the new platform "is an easy-to-use tool for capturing assessment data on subjective student work such as essays, OSCEs, papers, presentations, and class participation."
The new tool is designed to allow faculty to create rubric templates and share rubrics within and between departments, share them with students ahead of assignments, more easily use strategies such as anonymous, peer, and TA grading, and generate analytics reports that can be filtered by student, class, or course.
"Presently we are tracking student progression on learning outcomes throughout the didactic curriculum assessed through traditional exams," said Jane Souza, assistant dean of assessment at St. John Fisher College, in a prepared statement. "With the introduction of rubrics, we will soon be able to document student achievement on performance-based assessments which include counseling sessions, oral presentations, and formal papers. The collective data will provide us a more complete view of student progress."
"Faculty and institutions are being asked to do more with less. They are being asked to both prove and improve student learning at a level of unprecedented granularity," said Daniel Muzquiz, ExamSoft CEO, in a prepared statement. "We are hearing from universities that they want solutions that leverage existing assessment efforts in a pragmatic way. Our rubrics solution is purpose-built to make it easy for faculty to capture the metadata, using an automated system, needed to generate real-time learning analytics, while keeping their current assessment processes stable. Real-time data empower faculty to intervene earlier to help current students and faculty achieve their goals."
More information is available at learn.examsoft.com/rubrics.
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