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Beyond Multiple Choice: The Future of Assessment

Beyond Multiple Choice: The Future of Assessment

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Here, you'll gain perspective from international researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and innovators about factors shaping our approach to assessment in education and the workforce.
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The Future of Assessment Depends on Elevating Culturally-Diverse Leadership

Beyond Multiple Choice: The Future of Assessment

The Future of Assessment Depends on Elevating Culturally-Diverse Leadership

Beyond Multiple Choice: The Future of Assessment

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Rebuilding Public Confidence in Assessment
Rebuilding Public Confidence in Educational Assessment is the title of a forthcoming book by Dr. Mary Richardson, Professor of Educational Assessment at UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society. As a researcher and academic, Dr. Richardon draws on her early experience as a struggling student to inform a deeply empathetic and relational approach to assessment reform.  Listen to hear her thoughts on what is missing in the current public discourse around assessment and why that should matter to learning professionals everywhere. Further Resources: Order Rebuilding Public Confidence in Educational Assessment by Mary Richardson Follow Mary Richardson on Twitter (@miriched) Learn more about Beyond Multiple Choice (and register for our upcoming events exploring the future of assessment)
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June 06, 2022
The Future of Assessment Depends on Elevating Culturally-Diverse Leadership
This episode contains a keynote presentation from Beyond Multiple Choice's 2021 April seminar. It is titled “The Future of Assessment Depends on Elevating Culturally-Diverse Leadership” and delivered by Susan Lyons, executive director of the non-profit organization Women in Measurement. You can find a transcript of the presentation here.  Further Resources:  Beyond Multiple Choice Women in Measurement Twitter: @susanclyons
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May 13, 2022
Back in the Classroom: How Students and Teachers are Readapting to In-Person Learning
Date recorded: October 14th, 2021 In this episode, you'll hear from three educators - at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels - about the challenges, changes, and lessons that they've observed in transitioning back to in-person learning.  Guests:  Mary Richardson | Professor of Educational Assessment at UCL Institute of Education  Grahame Smart | Math, Science, and E-Learning Consultant Alexa Markarian | Assistant Principal at McClure Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma
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November 19, 2021
Examining Our Approach to College Readiness Assessment
Date Recorded: May 25, 2021 In this episode, you'll hear from three college-readiness experts. Hear their thoughts about the role of assessment in measuring and cultivating skills that prepare students to thrive in Higher Education--from the admissions process, through their college careers, and beyond. Host: Brian Moon Guests:  ● Jeremy Burrus, PhD - Senior Director of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning Research at ACT ● Doris Zahner, PhD - Chief Academic Officer at the Council for Aid to Education ● Glenn Whitehouse, PhD - Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Learn more about Beyond Multiple Choice and our free events exploring the future of assessment at http://beyond-multiple-choice.com/ Timestamps:  [0:53] Introduction [2:13] Defining “College Readiness” [7:12] Implications of the changing nature of college admissions [12:07] Describing CAE performance-based assessments [14:52] How FGCU makes use of CAE performance-based assessments [18:26] ACT’s approach to assessing social-emotional skills [22:20] Areas of opportunity for innovation in college readiness assessment [25:59] Barriers for introducing innovations in assessment [35:07} Closing thoughts
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June 03, 2021
Envisioning a "New Normal" for Post-Pandemic Education
In today's episode, you'll hear from three experts who will also be speaking at our upcoming seminar. Hear their thoughts on how the pandemic has reshaped teaching, learning, and assessment, and how we can harness these changes to promote greater fairness, inclusivity, and overall effectiveness. Hosted by Jeff Ross. Guests:  Batsheva Frankel, Educational Consultant at New Lens Ed. Okan Bulut, Associate Professor in the Measurement, Evaluation, and Data Science program at the University of Alberta Sheryl Burgstahler, Director of the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington Sign up for free Beyond Multiple Choice events at www.Beyond-Multiple-Choice.com
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April 05, 2021
How can we use the pandemic as an opportunity to advance assessment innovation?
Date: October 14, 2020 Description: In this episode, you’ll hear from three experts who will also be speaking at our upcoming free virtual conference: Kristen DiCerbo, Chief Learning Officer at Khan Academy; Scott Marion, Executive Director of the Center for Assessment; and John Winkley, Director of AlphaPlus Consultancy. Hear their thoughts about the current state of assessment in light of the global pandemic, along with opportunities and challenges for assessment reform, but at a policy level and in the classroom. Where to find Kristen DiCerbo Website LinkedIn Twitter Where to find Scott Marion Website LinkedIn Twitter Where to find John Winkley Website LinkedIn Learn more about Beyond Multiple Choice: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Timestamps: How can we ensure that students’ academic achievements will be recognized during the pandemic? [1:05] What alternatives to standardized exams exist currently in the UK and Europe? [4:40] With all the other urgent pandemic-related factors going on, is now the time to be pushing for change in assessment? [8:20] Opportunities, approaches, and likelihood for systemic change in the current climate [15:25] Challenges and opportunities for transforming assessment in the classroom [25:45] To what extent should technology – AI, VR, gaming, etc. -- factor into discussions of assessment reform? [33:25] What should delegates seek to take away from the upcoming Beyond Multiple Choice conference? [42:08]
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October 16, 2020