Assessment & Accountability


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.

U North Carolina Teams with ProctorU on Online Proctoring API

With the use of a new API, the campuses of the University of North Carolina will be able to let their students take proctored tests from within their institution's Web site.

Community Colleges Leverage Predictive Analytics

With today's emphasis on student success and retention, along with more restrictive funding that's increasingly performance-based, community colleges are sharpening their strategic decision making and gearing up their toolboxes with predictive analytics.

i>clicker+ Student Response Device Adds Braille Buttons

i>clicker has started shipping an enhanced version of its student response device, the i>clicker+.

PAR Framework Project Eyes Student Data Through a 'Multi-Institutional Lens'

WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded $2.56 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to validate and extend the PAR Framework Project, ongoing research into the use of predictive analytics on a large-scale federated database to support decision making that removes barriers to student success.