Assessment lingo — the language of endless slide presentations and hefty reports — can be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. When we talk about assessment, we’re really talking about something experienced, expert teachers do every day. Teachers work constantly to determine what students know, and how to push their learning further.
The challenge of talking about assessment is to connect what happens in classrooms to what happens in district offices and statehouses. If students, teachers, ad...
There are growing concerns that the admissions process, including the role standardized testing plays in it, is standing in the way of greater gender, racial and socioeconomic equity in academia. But standardized tests like the GRE are not what’s holding the academy back from attaining greater diversity. The problem is rooted in human psychology and faculty culture; it demands a human-centered solution. (Written for ETS via Contently)
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