Assessment & Accountability


Higher Ed Leaders Form Coalition in Support of Common Core Standards

More than 200 representatives from colleges and universities across 33 states have banded together to form Higher Ed for Higher Standards, a new coalition supporting Common Core State Standards as a key strategy for improving student success.

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A Digital Badge Initiative in First-Year Writing Courses

This coming fall, Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC will be rolling out a unique curricular initiative throughout its English Department that administers digital badges to students who demonstrate mastery in the critical skills outlined in first-year writing courses.

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Building Ungraded Feedback Activities in Moodle

There's a hidden gem in Moodle called the Feedback activity. It might not receive a lot of attention, but, once you start experimenting with it, you'll likely find a lot more possibilities for it than you imagined — from simple quiz creation to class discussions designed to keep students engaged in the learning material.

Seton Hill U, Blended Schools Launch Dual Credit Foreign Language Courses

A new online foreign language program offered through Blended Schools Network will let high school students earn college credit from Seton Hall University.

Canvas LMS Adds Learning Mastery Gradebook

Instructure's Canvas LMS has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.

Do Corporate Philanthropists Have a Seat at the Education Policy Table? Duncan: 'Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth'

Is there a corporate agenda in the United States Department of Education? According to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, no.

ProProfs Releases Enterprise Quiz Maker

ProProfs.com has released an enterprise version of its flagship assessment creation tool, Quiz Maker.

Updated Quiz Maker Suite Adds Improved Drag and Drop, Quiz Management

ProProfs has updated Quiz Maker, its online assessment creation suite, with a range of new tools and enhanced user features.

iSpring QuizMaker Gets Customizable Design, HTML5 and Flash Output

iSpring Solutions has updated QuizMaker, its assessment creation tool. Version 7 adds support for HTML5 output and also includes branching support and new customization options for test presentation.

i>clicker Brings Student Response to Mobile Devices

i>clicker is bringing its student response system to Android and iOS devices, as well as traditional laptops and desktops.