Posts Tagged ‘assessment’

Admissions Tests: Optional or Essential?

July 28, 2015

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming one of the largest and most prominent schools to declare that its applicants don’t have to take the SAT or ACT. The announcement from the private university in the nation’s capital underscores a growing belief in some college admission circles that standardized […]

LiveText’s Assessment Conference in Review

July 24, 2015

It was a busy, tiring, exciting, energizing, and fun week. But most of all, it was a week of learning what is possible – what’s possible in your own work, in your programs, on your campuses, and in higher education. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the week that was and review some of […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: Scaffolding Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

May 22, 2015

Virtually every degree program in every educational institution cites critical thinking as an important educational objective. How is it, then, that students continue to graduate with inadequate critical thinking skills? In this article, I outline three major ways for professors to scaffold improvements in their students’ critical thinking skills. Clarify Critical Thinking in the Context […]

Increase Student Performance Via Assessment

July 12, 2013

We all know why the assessment of student learning is important… Assessment – that is, consistent, ongoing, timely feedback – is required for any kind of student, unit, program, and institutional improvement to occur. This process provides: Opportunities for the academic community to engage in self-reflection of its learning goals, to determine the degree to which these […]