Introduction to Item Writing and Microsoft Forms for e-Assessment in Athletic Training and Therapy with Dr. Paul Geisler EdD, ATC.
Assessment is a critical component of educational instruction and operations, yet many professionals in our field have received little to no formal training in “how to assess” student learning or programmatic effectiveness. If done properly, assessment of student learning should help faculty and programs determine if their class or curricular designs and andragogy are meeting their intended goals and purposes. Looked at differently, one of the primary purposes of testing is to communicate what you as a faculty member and your program view as important and meaningful. Both formative and summative assessment measures require data that is valid, representative of, or generalizable to what you value in your classes and programs, and allows you to discriminate between high and low performing students.
This webinar will provide an introduction to Item Writing—how to write more valid and instructive questions for the purposes of educational assessment in athletic training and therapy. It will provide an overview of item formats, including stem and response construction, while focusing on traditional one-best answer and matching formats. It will cover common issues related to technical item flaws and item content errors that detract from the validity and usefulness of the overall exam. The webinar will also introduce the attendee to basic statistical indices for item quality after test administration. Lastly, this webinar will demonstrate to attendees that high-quality exam questions, or single response items can validly assess students’ abilities to interpret data and make decisions, and to reason clinically.