Assessment & Accountability


Education Portal Claims a Million Students for Free Online CLEP Prep Courses

A company that offers free video courses to help students prepare for exams that will earn them college credit claimed that it had reached a million students in its first year of operation.

McGraw-Hill Selling Education Business to Investment Group

McGraw-Hill is selling its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management (Apollo) for $2.5 billion.

Campus Wide Clicker Implementation: A Faculty Choice

Iowa Central Community College implemented student response systems campus wide this fall. The initiative originated from the interests of faculty, and the college has kept faculty choice as the key factor in the deployment and use of the clickers in any course or program. Here, CT asks Jennifer Condon, the dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences, about the progress of the clicker initiative and lessons learned.

Testing Tool Supports Exam Delivery Through iPad

Exam delivery via iPad is just one feature of ExamSoft's new test management tool on display this week at Educause 2012 conference in Denver.

Netop Student Response System Turns Mobile Devices into Clickers

Netop has released a Web-based student response system that allows students to use their mobile devices as clickers.

Online Tool Gauges Student Computer Skills

A textbook publishing company has released an online program to help schools measure the basic computing skills of their students.

Study Tracks Types and Frequency of Instructor Comments on Student Papers (awk.)

Educators at both the high school and postsecondary levels are writing the same types of comments on student papers, according to a new study, which also suggested that feedback intended to help students improve their writing skills may not be having the desired effect

McGraw-Hill Ed Releases Stand-Alone Online Exam Proctoring Service

McGraw-Hill Education's Tegrity division has launched a stand-alone version of a service for secure online exam administration.

Medical School Cuts Dropout Rate by 6 Percent

After adopting new exam management software, a New York City medical school sees a reduction in dropouts, from eight percent to two percent.

12 Important Trends in the ePortfolio Industry for Education and for Learning

AAEEBL's President and CEO Trent Batson examines trends in the ePortfolio marketplace. Through a series of recent interviews with 14 companies that provide the technology, Batson identified key areas to watch as this fledgling market blends with other important technologies and begins to find some real maturity.