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Connecting the Dots Between Learning & Assessment Through Test Item Metadata

For educators, connecting assessment to learning is a vital part of ensuring that students are motivated and engaged in learning, and that they have a clear understanding of what they need to know. When assessments align with learning objectives, they provide valuable feedback that informs instructional design and allows for personalized learning. All of this […]

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Assessing Critical Thinking Skills for 21st-Century Learning

Critical thinking skills are some of the most highly sought-after skills in the business world and with good reason. Individuals with critical thinking skills can take in data and information and analyze it quickly to make informed decisions on the spot. Critical thinkers are also excellent problem solvers who may come up with innovative and […]

What Are Outcomes-based Assessments (and how can you implement them)?

Developing high-quality assessments that measure intended learning outcomes is an important but challenging part of the learning process. Educators may utilize formative and summative assessments throughout the learning process to help gauge what students know and can do. For educators, it is important to balance assessment types and continually use assessments for learning to determine […]

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Digital Assessment Security & Integrity: Drawing the Line

In today’s digital world, online education is here to stay, especially when it comes to testing and assessments. However, as we transition to online testing, it’s essential to distinguish between two pivotal terms: exam security and integrity. Although these terms might sometimes be used interchangeably in the context of digital assessments, they have unique implications. […]

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5 Creative Ways to Assess Student Learning

Assessment is a critical part of the learning process for both educators and students. Through well-planned and delivered assessments teachers can get a complete picture of what a student can and cannot do. With technological advances in online testing platforms and assessment, teachers have access to large data sets that can pinpoint growth and achievement […]

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Implementing Digital Assessment in the Classroom: 3 Key Strategies

The journey towards integrating digital assessments into the classroom setting is often perceived as an overwhelming task by teachers and, especially, students. You might be wondering how you can leverage the benefits of this digital and interconnected era to create a successful environment for digital assessments in your classroom. If this question has been troubling […]

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