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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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Chalk & Wire Named #1 ePortfolio Provider by Campus Technology Readers

Chalk & Wire Named #1 ePortfolio Provider by Campus Technology Readers

For the second year in a row, Chalk & Wire, has been named the No. 1 ePortfolio provider by Campus Technology readers.

Additionally, Chalk & Wire’s CWPro, an ePortfolio-enabled assessment platform, was recognized as the second most valuable product and the third overall favorite technology used at colleges and universities.

A Campus Technology reader said, “CWPro by Chalk & Wire is a great means of accepting multimodal assessment forms, with excellent reporting and data analytic tools for tracking student progress across their degree.”

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The Future of Higher Education – How Will Assessment Technology Play a Role?

The Future of Higher Education – How Will Assessment Technology Play a Role?

The Assessment Technology of the Future Exists Now, But Will Higher Education Leaders Champion It?

The future of higher education paired with technological advancements is a hot topic and has been theorized for many years, even highlighted in pop culture. You may be old enough to remember the 1986 movie, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In the film, there is a scene where an adult Spock is taking his final exam- a multimedia test from a Vulcan “teaching machine.”

Assessment technology can be leveraged to improve student learning by customizing highly individualized programs. Each student is led by the assessment technology and explores customized, adaptive learning journeys crafted to address both the curriculum outcomes and the way each student learns best. This is real, not science fiction.

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Augusta University’s College of Education and Office of Experiential Learning Partners with Chalk & Wire to Evaluate Evidence of Student Achievement

Augusta University’s College of Education and Office of Experiential Learning Partners with Chalk & Wire to Evaluate Evidence of Student Achievement

Higher Ed Institution is Using Learning Assessment Platform and ePortfolios to Monitor and Verify Student Learning Outcomes and Meet Accreditation Requirements  

Chalk & Wire, the most trusted educational assessment technology platform, announced today that Augusta University’s College of Education and Office of Experiential Learning are using its learning assessment solution, CWPro. Located in Augusta, Georgia, the institution selected CWPro due to its robust and flexible technology and ease of use after working with another technology vendor.

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Crushing the “Skills Gap” with a Killer Online Portfolio

Crushing the “Skills Gap” with a Killer Online Portfolio

A college portfolio is students’ best opportunity to show graduate schools, employers, and credentialing agencies what they know, how they will act and how they will address real-world problems. A robust academic portfolio can quickly provide confirmation that students have the knowledge and skills they claim. However, without forethought and guidance on choosing the right evidence, students may end up creating a worthless academic portfolio.

Here’s are ten tips for creating a killer college portfolio to make this a huge win for your students…

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