A forum for instructors and school administrators who have attended or are interested in ABMP's Instructor on the Front Lines Workshops. We're excited to continue the dynamic discussions started in the workshops with this online community!See More
"Clearly this is a discussion was started amongst people who do not see, nor want to see, the value in accreditation. MA may have different rules, but I didn't know we were talking about one state. Yes, ABHES and NACCAS can accredit…"
"There are 6 regional accreditors, numerous national accreditors and many specialized accreditors, all approved by USDE to be gatekeepers for Title IV. I don't know exactly how many there are, but it's lots more than 7! In addition to…"
"There is a lot wrong with this post, but I will only focus on one paragraph as an example:
"Consider this. To become accredited costs a school about $40,000, with annual renewal in the tens of thousands. COMTA is a private company…"
"I went to a school in AZ that was 1000 hours and we were told that we were receiving an entry level education. AZ at the time was not a licensed state (but the city was--at 1000 hours). I was amazed after graduating that most of the CE available was…"
"Lisa, what would you say is your ratio of MC to other methods of assessment? Just curious. I like the idea of asking why an answer was chosen. Even if they say, "I'm guessing," at least you have some good information about where they…"
"I agree with you. I find myself having to teach students how to use a problem solving model to address multiple choice questions. I have written thousands of multiple choice questions and attempt to have each question not only test but also teach.…"
"Lisa, I think it's important to come up with assessment ideas that have relevance to the real world, even using something as simple as a group discussion of a case study would be more useful than a multiple choice quiz. I used Digicationn (an…"
I don't think tests are particularly good at assessing learning. They are great at making sure students have memorized whatever they need to, but there are there better ways to assess true learning. This blog for the Center for Teaching Excellence has some good ideas about alternatives to traditional testing. See More
Thank you Jan. I am very thankful for the opportunity to meet quality, dedicated professionals like yourself. I am also thankful to the AMBP for organizing this forum. What a blessing for all of us to be able to connect and share with each other. We are living in a most wonderful time and I hope we all seize the opportunity to spread the healing energy and connect to the universal fabric of loving kindness that is trying to express itself through our touch, communication and thoughts.