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Education Assessment

"Fixing" Higher Education Requires a Diversity of Assessments and Reforms

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Robert J. Cabin

Empowering centralized education bureaucracies to apply one-size-fits-all reforms and rating systems is a recipe for disaster.

Letter Grades for Students Get an 'F'

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Imagine the following exercise: You enter with your spouse, partner or good friend. The purpose is to deepen and improve your relationship through honest communication -- a mutual assessment for growth.

The Death of the Question

David A. Gerstner | Posted 01.26.2014 | College
David A. Gerstner

The shift in culture from one that "questions authority" to one that demands data memorization for standardized testing asks the public to yield power rather than challenge it. Those in these transformative crosshairs are none other than the students of America.

Data Drunk -- Let's Take the Ass Out of Assessment

Larry Strauss | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Larry Strauss

Measuring student learning isn't like measuring the vacancy rate of a motel -- or the gross sales of a retailer or productivity in a factory. In education, the infatuation with data tends to produce expedient and pedantic solutions to often complex challenges.

Quantify This!

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
Robert J. Cabin

The time has come to deliberately begin replacing the present high-stakes, big bucks standardized assessment landscape with a more organic cottage industry of wonderfully diverse, qualitative, and subjective approaches tailored to the specific institutions and situations they will serve.