Computerized Exams Center
At the University of Health Sciences in Cambodia, we believe that «assessment drives learning» and teaching.
It means that the results of the exams will influence the content of the curriculum and the way subjects are taught. This is why, in its strategy plan until 2018, the university strives to improve, update and standardize its evaluation tools. To evaluate our students’ knowledge, we are now increasingly relying on these computerized exams with standardized MCQs.
Design process of a Computerized Exam
There are different steps to design these tests:
- First, the BluePrint approach answers to five teaching objectives: basic knowledge, diagnostic, emergency, complementary and therapeutic investigation. The questions are designed according to a standardized process, with four qualitative distractors A, B, C, D, E.
- Then, the questions are reviewed by our colleagues (we call it peer-reviewed) with checklists and the best questions are selected.
- Before the exam, the questions are transmitted to the IT team who enters them on the server.
- During the exam, the students are under the watch of the teachers and the questions are displayed randomly on the screens, to make it impossible for them to cheat.
- At the end of the exam, the students can see their score on the computer, and will receive feedback from the teachers on their answers. The results are checked and approved by the pedagogical team before they can officially be displayed.
Computerized Exams Advantages
In addition to other assessment tools, the standardized and computerized exams of the UHS aim at improving the accuracy and the validity of the knowledge tests. They also quickly deliver the scores and the students await a shorter period before getting their results. In the meantime, these exams improve the quality of the training and learning processes.