Assessment Technology

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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Chalk & Wire Team Near You?

Chalk & Wire Team Near You?

Meet the Chalk & Wire Team to Find Out How Your Institution Can Make Accreditation Easier

The team from Chalk & Wire, educational assessment leaders, has a big fall planned and we are hoping that we will be able to meet you at one of three conferences: Fall CAEPcon, Assessment Institute, or SACSCOC.

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The Rise of Competency-based Education

The Rise of Competency-based Education

Having joined the education vernacular in the 1960s, CBE (competency-based education), is experiencing a resurgence in interest and popularity. Attention on accountability in higher education, student learning outcomes and a related focus on outcomes-based assessment has brought new energy into the CBE movement. Other factors, including the rise of for-profit universities, the increasing numbers of non-traditional students, the desire to move students to degree completion more quickly and even the effort to provide a more transparent and personalized learning experience all contribute to this growing movement.

So, when it comes to competency-based education, what are the challenges and opportunities for higher education institutions to assess and achieve optimal student learning?

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