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Fairness in Testing
Well-designed tests do not create differences; they only measure differences.
Character Counts and Counting Character: A New Way to Measure Skills
The Snapshot, so named because it captures an applicant’s view of their character skills at a moment in time, was off to a quick start with an official rollout that…
The Interview: Am I Buying or Am I Selling?
Unlike the professional salesperson, the professional interviewer must fulfill a dual role: Not only should interviewers be skilled in the art of selling, they must also understand the nuanced art…
Developing The Character Skills Snapshot
Based on recommendations from the Think Tank on the Future of Assessment over the last several years, EMA felt strongly that member schools should be closely involved in the development…
The Trouble with Parents: How to Interview for Fit - Presentation
As educational organizations, we can certainly influence the development of a child, but the parents of that child are another matter altogether.
Assessing Character Skills - Presentation
Character skills are increasingly becoming part of the conversation around student selection and success.
Using Backwards Planning to Design a New Admission Process - Presentation
Woodside Priory had been flourishing as a school; however, our success exposed the limits of and problems with our admission process.
Ask the Experts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Assessments but Were Afraid to Ask - Presentation
Schools need reliable assessment tools to make confident decisions about applicants.
The Process of Discernment: Unveiling Aptitude and Character - Presentation
At The Bishop’s School, the relational process with each candidate and his/her family begins when they tour campus, interface with more than one admission officer, and have multiple experiences before…
Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match! Helping Parents Find Schools that Fit their Child’s Profile - Presentation
We often work with families who are focused on the brand name of a high school that they think will serve their child well.
Acting on Character: The Character Skills Snapshot
Advancing a Revolution: The Institute on Character and Admission
Character Assessment and Education in the 21st Century
Making Better Admission Decisions
Assessment and the (Un)biased Mind
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Measuring What Matters in Admission
Never before has assessment been such a central and scrutinized component of the K-12 educational experience.
The Med School Example - Building a Better, Stronger, Faster Interview
Using the MMI to revamp the admission interview process
"The Test" - Must Read, With Caveat.
Though it’s true testing needs fixing, it also offers extraordinary promise for improving our childrens’ education.
We Believe…But Is That Enough?
Is there evidence that collecting and using assessments of student learning really does promote improved student learning outcomes?
Assessing Character: A Meeting With ETS' Patrick Kyllonen
Because a non-cognitive “construct” is another kind of skill, an attribute such as motivation or creativity can be put on
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