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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…
As educational organizations, we can certainly influence the development of a child, but the parents of that child are another matter altogether.
Character skills are increasingly becoming part of the conversation around student selection and success.
Woodside Priory had been flourishing as a school; however, our success exposed the limits of and problems with our admission process.
Schools need reliable assessment tools to make confident decisions about applicants.
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…
We often work with families who are focused on the brand name of a high school that they think will serve their child well.
The Character Skills Snapshot was designed to measure eight essential character skills that the committee deemed were prevalent among independent school missions and those which schools sought to nurture in…
American education is on the cusp of a revolution.
Character skills and development are increasingly becoming part of the conversation around student success.
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Assessment Related Blogs

  • Measuring What Matters in Admission

    Measuring What Matters in Admission Never before has assessment been such a central and scrutinized component of the K-12 educational experience. Read More
  • The Med School Example - Building a Better, Stronger, Faster Interview

    The Med School Example - Building a Better, Stronger, Faster Interview Using the MMI to revamp the admission interview process Read More
  • "The Test" - Must Read, With Caveat.

    Though it’s true testing needs fixing, it also offers extraordinary promise for improving our childrens’ education. Read More
  • We Believe…But Is That Enough?

    We Believe…But Is That Enough? Is there evidence that collecting and using assessments of student learning really does promote improved student learning outcomes? Read More
  • Assessing Character: A Meeting With ETS' Patrick Kyllonen

    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 Read More
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