How to Build Equity into Digital Assessment

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In today’s education landscape equity should be at the forefront of all school, school district, and state-level policy decisions.  Developing an equitable learning experience and curriculum provides high-quality education and opportunities for growth for all students. Nowhere is this more true than when creating and implementing assessments.  Equity in assessment, especially in digital assessment, centers […]

3 Ways to Foster Critical Thinking Through Computer-Based Testing

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Developing critical thinking skills is one of the main goals of today’s education system. Students that can think critically can solve problems from different angles, learn deeply, and are generally more successful after graduation. As a 21st-century skill, critical thinking doesn’t fit neatly inside the box of any single curriculum or education program. Instead, it […]

Overcoming Technology Barriers in Special Education

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For students with special needs, technology can play a critical role in providing expanded access to the curriculum and improving student assessment outcomes. However, the proliferation of technology in the United States and around the world has also created new barriers for special needs students that haven’t existed before, especially with the onset of the […]

Open Assessment Technologies to Partner with ACER to Develop a State-of-the-art Assessment Platform for OECD PISA 2025

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Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), a long-standing partner and trusted advisor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 2007 for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey, will provide its state-of-the-art assessment delivery platform, TAO, for PISA 2025. Collaborating with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and cApStAn, OAT’s role will […]

Breaking Down Performance-Based Assessment

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Educators are always looking for new and innovative ways to engage students in their learning and to assess students throughout the process. Doing this in an authentic manner, without adding a ton of extra work to an already busy teacher’s lesson plan, is the goal. This is where performance-based assessment becomes so valuable.  In traditional […]