Rush to Judgment?

Not such great news from Paul Fain at Inside Higher Ed: Large numbers of community college students are being placed into remedial courses they don’t need, according to new studies that questions the value of the two primary standardized tests two-year colleges use to place students: the COMPASS and the ACCUPLACER. I find this news […]

More than a Check

Sometimes I approach my work sort of like the way doctors approach theirs: Above all, do no harm. Tests are hard enough for students without our setting up unnecessary roadblocks. I like to think about writing tests that are transparent–that give a straightforward view of student performance. No obstacles. Which means sticking to all the […]