Assessment & Accountability


Building a Three-Dimensional Record of Student Learning

Forward-looking universities are expanding the traditional student transcript into a more complete digital representation of learning inside and outside the classroom.

Rasmussen Expands Competency Ed Model

The program allows students to take a mix of self-paced and traditional courses, as well as self-directed interactive assessments whenever they feel prepared to do so.

Exams and Test Anxiety Disadvantage Women in Introductory Bio Courses

"Other studies have shown that students' performance on high-stakes exams is not a good predictor for whether they're acquiring the skills that STEM professionals need," said one of the report's authors. "And if psychological barriers prevent women from performing optimally on exams, it may be time to reconsider exams as a primary method for evaluating students' knowledge."

Excelsior College Taps ProctorU for CourXam Exams

Students taking courses through Excelsior College's CourXam platform can now take exams from anywhere using a computer, webcam and internet connection, thanks to a partnership between the institution's Center for Educational Measurement and online proctoring company ProctorU.

Cengage Launches Assessment Platform for Math Placement

Cengage today introduced PlaceU, a new assessment platform designed to ensure correct placement in college-level math courses.

Leveraging Intensive Teamwork Far Beyond the LMS Migration

What can be gained from the immense effort put forth in an LMS migration? It can be far greater than a well-functioning LMS, explains University of Oregon Associate Dean of Libraries and Chief Academic Technology Officer Helen Chu.

ProctorU Intros AI-Based Online Proctoring

Online proctoring and identity management company ProctorU today launched ProctorU Auto, an automated online proctoring solution that uses artificial intelligence to flag suspicious test-taking behavior in real time.

Augusta U Invests in Assessment and E-Portfolio Tool

Augusta University is rolling out learning assessment technology from Chalk & Wire to evaluate student achievement and meet accreditation requirements.

AI Chatbot Hubert Talks to Students to Collect Course Feedback

A new AI-driven chatbot is looking to give educators deeper insights from course feedback by starting conversations with students.

As Rural Participation in AP Courses Climbs, Average Passing Scores Hold Steady

A new assessment has found that students in rural areas are rapidly catching up on Advanced Placement (AP) testing compared to their urban and suburban peers.

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