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Who’s Behind SLO Assessment Creation? - ETS Open Notes
It is the only standardized measure that is common among all applicants, allowing deans and programs to directly compare applicants with various backgrounds and educational experiences on how they perform in these important skill areas. It is also the only measure that is research based — developed in accordance with standards set by reputable organizations such as the American Educational Research Association AERA , National Council on Measurement in Education NCME and the American Psychological Association APA — and subject to extensive fairness guidelines, processes and reviews to ensure it is as unbiased as possible. Today, as institutions look to enroll more students from underrepresented groups and other nations, the need for a common, objective measure has never been more pressing. Mitigating bias as much as possible from the admissions process is a foundational step to ensuring that all applicants have the opportunity to demonstrate their potential to be successful in the program, regardless of the reputation of their undergraduate institution or the authors of their recommendation letters.
URSULINE CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING: QEP: CRITICAL THINKING
In the complex, globally connected world in which we live, the demands on students and workers are increasing rapidly. From this group, many educators and employers see critical thinking as the most essential one to master. Other research, like a McKinsey Global Institute report published last year, echo similar calls for job candidates with higher cognitive skills, like critical thinking. People with better critical thinking skills can analyze evidence better, can analyze situations better, and that helps them make better, more informed decisions. In it, ETS researchers and assessment experts defined it as consisting of two central aspects: analytic and synthetic skills.
This series of computer-delivered, modular assessments can work independently or alongside your locally-developed assessments to provide a deeper understanding or demonstration of student learning at your institution. Elevating General Education: Making Assessment Work for Your Institution and Your Students , is a new white paper from ETS that examines the latest information on general education and provides recommendations on how institutions can build an assessment plan that enhances and improves their program. Explore some additional resources that educators using the HEIghten Outcomes Assessment Suite have utilized to drive improvement at their institution. Gain command of the best practices in assessing student learning outcomes and create effective assessment processes for your institution. Leverage these workshops to build assessment expertise at your institution.