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Assessing English Language Proficiency
As international inquiries and applications continue to climb at both boarding and day schools, the ability to assess an international student’s readiness for an academic program is vital.
Three x 3: Admission Committees
Admission committees are more than just a group of admission professionals and faculty in a room saying yes or no to files. How do these groups train and come together to…
The Enrollment Management Association Establishes Early Childhood Working Group
During the next academic year, The Enrollment Management Association is establishing an Early Childhood Working Group to understand best practices in assessment for young children and to make recommendations for…
Cognitive Plus Character: Summer Summit Update
Representatives of the G32 pilot schools group reconvened in Princeton earlier this summer to meet with psychometricians from The Enrollment Management Association and ETS.
Teacher Recommendations: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
In considering “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” it is imperative that schools embrace the development and use of recommendation forms as anything but a passive experience.
Show Me, Don't Tell Me: 21st Century Group Interviewing - Video
Through this webinar, learn how one school approached this challenge by implementing an authentic group activity in its admission process to truly target mission-appropriate students.
Interactive Elementary Visits - Presentation
Ready to refine your admission process? Looking to assess for non-cognitive skill such as teamwork, motivation, grit, and/or empathy?
Success Predictors in Atypical Applicants
Several case studies of atypical applicants that present “risks” for the school in order to estimate the degree of risk among these applicants.
The Reading Passage Interview for Middle School Candidates - Presentation
In an effort to develop a more effective interview process for middle school candidates, St. Mark’s School of Texas adopted a strategy for an on-campus interview that includes a reading…
Show Me, Don’t Tell Me: 21st Century Group Interviewing - Presentation
How do you see beyond the polished, prepped, and rehearsed admission interview to understand the candidate’s classroom personality?
Myths About the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Update: The Character Skills Snapshot
Measuring What Matters Most in Admission
Gaming in Assessment: It’s not just coming soon, it’s already here.
Rubrics for Assessment & Selection at the Elementary Level - Presentation
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Assessment Related Blogs
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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