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August 20, 2017
Principles of Assessment

Principles of Assessment

At all levels of education, we need to know what works and what doesn’t. We need to know who has achieved the relevant learning objectives and who isn’t there yet. For these reasons and others, […]
July 15, 2017
The Promise and Challenges of MOOCs

The Promise and Challenges of MOOCs

There’s something to be said for small classes. For many of us, our most memorable and meaningful educational experiences came in small seminars that provided extensive opportunities to interact with the instructor. But not every […]
June 10, 2017
Educational Assessment and the Crisis in Higher Education

Educational Assessment and the Crisis in Higher Education

Imagine an educational program that takes 4 or more years of full-time effort, costs four times the typical annual salary of its graduates, has a 44 percent dropout rate, and produces graduates who often lack […]
May 5, 2017
Is Standardized Testing Killing Creativity?

Is Standardized Testing Killing Creativity?

Ken Robinson is not a fan of the current US educational system. In his popular and often-hilarious TED talks, he makes a passionate, witty, and thought-provoking case that the US educational culture is following the […]
April 15, 2017
The Thinking Behind the Flipped Classroom

The Thinking Behind the Flipped Classroom

Like many other educational innovations, the flipped classroom began with the recognition of a problem with the traditional way of teaching. To understand the potential benefits of a flipped classroom, then, it may be helpful […]
February 20, 2017
The New SAT and Educational Inequality

The New SAT and Educational Inequality

The SAT is changing, and the College Board (the people who make the SAT) is starting a promising partnership with Khan Academy to bring free test preparation for the new exam as well as the […]