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Chinese families focus primarily on standardized testing as key to admission, which means that Chinese students are often challenged by a lack of core skills necessary for a successful transition…
Learn about Lakeside School’s journey with the Character Skills Snapshot in its inaugural year, from the debate surrounding requiring it for admission to its value in the process.
Ten years ago, the admission team at St. Mark’s School of Texas adopted a reading passage interview process for middle and upper school applicants.
Making fair, smart, mission-driven decisions that keep internal and external constituencies on board is challenging. Faculty, coaches, alumni, parents, and senior administrators judge and define us by our success or…
Well-designed tests do not create differences; they only measure differences.
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…
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…
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.
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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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