Assessment & Accountability


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.

Testing Tool Adds Integration with Blackboard LMS

The collaboration tool automatically syncs data between ExamSoft and BlackBoard Learn.

What Can Competency-Based Assessment and Degree Qualification Mean for the National Degree Completion Agenda?

As institutions are increasingly pressed to graduate more students and to do so more efficiently, says AAC&U Fellow Gary Brown, understanding how quality is defined will be critical--and building consensus around competency is an emerging strategy for ensuring quality.

Turnitin Improves Plagiarism Detection Integration with D2L Learning Suite 10

Turnitin and Desire2Learn have announced enhancements to the integration of OriginalityCheck and GradeMark with Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10.

Desire2Learn Mobile Platform Adds ePortfolio Module

Desire2Learn has released updates to three of its mobile solutions: Desire2Learn Campus Life, Capture, and Assignment Grader. The updates were announced the this week at FUSION 2012, the company's ninth annual users' conference.