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Limitations of current assessment practices - and solutions
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Limitations of Current Assessment Practices — and Their Solutions

As we continue to move through the Information Age, we are all required to learn new skills to keep up. At the most basic level, workers — and citizens in general — need to have a high level of digital literacy to do ...

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The Value of Flexibility in Assessment

As we’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, flexibility is critical for organizations of all kinds. The flexibility that educational institutions demonstrated in the pandemic era, while remarkable under the circums...

From content memorization to critical thinking with digital assessment
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From Content Memorization to Critical Thinking with Digital Assessment

Critical thinking is a key skill that empowers learners in their academic and professional careers. For educators to teach critical thinking skills applicable to students’ goals, learners must first gain a strong comm...

Using Digital Assessment to Support Academic Research and Publishing
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Using Digital Assessment to Support Academic Research & Publishing

For faculty at many academic institutions, research and publication in peer-reviewed journals is a precursor to employment, a necessary step for promotion, and a requirement to secure and maintain tenure. But the impo...

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Infographic: Paving the Way to Efficiency

Four Real Examples of How Institutions Gained Efficiencies Through ExamSoft Paperless Assessments Pay Off One client administered 76,000 digital exams in a single semester, saving an estimated $800,000 in printing cos...

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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Success Through Understanding

In the last few years, more people have experienced psychological and physical trauma than ever before. According to the World Health Organization, “there has been a 13% rise in mental health conditions and substance ...

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5 Myths (and Real Benefits) of Remote Proctoring Technology

When COVID-19 first emerged, educational institutions all over the world made the rapid shift to remote learning. What educators could not have known then was how this shift would define the future of teaching and lea...

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How to Write Great Exam Questions

Assessment is a crucial part of education, no matter the subject or level. We usually think of assessments only as tools to measure how much a student has learned, though with the right post-exam data, they can be so ...

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3 Alternative Assessment Types and How to Use Them

Various approaches to assessment have emerged as alternatives to traditional, multiple-choice testing. Most alternative assessment practices distinguish themselves from traditional methods by placing an emphasis on de...

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A Look at Backward Design and Assessment

The Glossary of Education Reform defines backward design as “a process that educators use to design learning experiences and instructional techniques to achieve specific learning goals.” Coined by Grant Wiggins and Ja...

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Benefits of a Secure Remote Assessment Platform for International Law Schools

As we proceed with the new normal, many aspects of our lives have changed to a remote-first philosophy, including work, school, and even social gatherings. Law schools are no different. And even as things open up, ins...

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Exploring New Question Types on the Next Generation NCLEX

The NCLEX®, or National Council Licensure Exam, is a standardized test that would-be nurses must pass to become an LPN or RN. There two versions of the test — the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN — but for ease of discussion...

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How to Improve Teaching Strategies Through Student Assessment

What is the function of assessment in the classroom? Many instructors deliver summative assessments — like midterms or final exams — to determine students’ grasp of course material and decide if students are ready to ...

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A Look at Student-Centered Assessments

Student-centered assessments (SCAs) can be a valuable tool for educational institutions and classrooms, enabling students to identify their own strengths and weaknesses, while moving toward goals mutually agreed upon ...

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Streamline ABA Accreditation with a Secure Assessment Platform

Two things are critical for law schools in the United States: meeting ABA accreditation standards and improving Bar outcomes for their students. An all-in-one digital assessment platform can help realize both of these...

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How U.S. Higher Education Is Changing the Admissions Process

In recent years, many colleges and universities have been reconsidering the admissions process for many reasons — racial and socio-economic bias and inequity surrounding standardized admissions tests are just two. The...

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Rx Bricks Assessment Banks: A Better Way to Test

For medical school, physician assistant, and other health science education faculty, student assessment can be challenging simply due to curricular volume. ScholarRx, an innovative digital learning platform for medica...

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The Difference Between Subjective and Objective Assessments

To design effective exams, educators need a strong understanding of the difference between objective and subjective assessments. Each of these styles has specific attributes that make them better suited for certain su...