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Your faculty is a crucial part of the educational assessment equation. At Chalk & Wire, we work with you to approach assessment technology adoption with faculty as a positive institutional change initiative.

Implementation

Chalk & Wire’s assessment technology implementation and integration services are rooted in a knowledge base founded on nearly two decades of building assessment systems in collaboration with hundreds of institutions.

Benefits of Assessment

On-going educational assessment is formative assessment in the purest sense. Assessing students’ progress on learning outcomes throughout their academic program tells you volumes about how they got to that end-point.

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Confronting the Skills Gap – Are Higher Education Graduates Career Ready?

Confronting the Skills Gap – Are Higher Education Graduates Career Ready?

First, let’s be clear that the so-called skills gap is not something new. It’s been brewing like a toxic stew for more than forty years. The term “skills gap” only barely describes what is really going on. Nearly everyone involved has had some role in creating and sustaining something that runs deeply in the culture of western society.

The often unrealistic expectations and dreams of many well-meaning people are at the center of a tragedy of the perceived skills gap. It is the unfortunate byproduct of hope – that most laudable of human traits.

As we explore the recipe for the current “skills gap stew” and job readiness consequences, we take firm aim on what we see as the best path forward to achieve job readiness in hope of inspiring the higher education industry as a whole and the stakeholders who drive it.

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Lesson Learned? The Scientific Measure of Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education

Lesson Learned? The Scientific Measure of Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education

We look at several aspects of valid measurement of student learning outcomes that have been attended to and a few of those that remain to be addressed, keeping in mind that as the number of schools and programs doing rigorous scientific inquiry grows, so does the support network for those who are “not quite there yet”.

We have made significant inroads into helping faculty and administrators gain an understanding of some aspects of standards-based assessment. Four areas that have seen paradigm shifts toward valid scientific measurement are: inter-rater reliability, the use of assessor pools, irrelevant associations, and significance testing for learning growth.

We’ve come a long way in our journey toward the rigorous scientific measurement of student learning outcomes. Although we still have some way to go, when we started, we weren’t even sure we would get this far.

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