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Quantify Your Applicant Pool
Learn how admission officers score each of their files based on what the school values most—transcript, SSAT score, interview, student essay, extracurricular activities, athletics, community service, impressions of the family,…
Innovative and Joyful: Meaningful Experiential Admission Visits for PreK-Middle School - Presentation
How to enhance your admission process with mission-based, experiential applicant visits and evaluations.
Alternative Interview Techniques: The Multiple Mini Interview - Presentation
Learn about an innovative interview protocol in which candidates visit a number of stations (6-8) in order to respond to a question from a different interviewer at each station.
Cognition, Affect, and Behavior
Graduate research sheds light on student selection in independent schools.
A Study in Measurement
Keynoter William Sedlacek, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Maryland at College Park and a pioneer in noncognitive assessments, shared the wisdom he’s gained from nearly half a…
Understanding Your Chinese Applicants
Viewers will gain a better understanding of the Chinese education landscape and what to consider when evaluating Chinese applicants.
Opening the Door: Access Organizations at Work
How do access organizations find the children they inspire? How do they prepare them for the rigors of the independent school world?
Finding the “Worth” in Admission Assessment
Angela Duckworth’s research on how perseverance, self-control, and grit are being promoted and assessed in two New York City schools, a KIPP charter school, and Riverdale Country School, an The…
Evaluating the Chinese Applicant
While some people spend all their time talking about pros and cons, it’s admission officers who have to deal with the issues surrounding Chinese applicants; principally, how does one assess…
7 Ways to Get the Most out of Skype
The video Skype interview is one of our school’s most important tools. It is cost-effective and provides maximum benefits for minimal investment of time.
Evaluating International Applicants: Strategies, Techniques, and Resources - Presentation
Early Lessons in Early Childhood Assessment - Presentation
Portrait of an Admission Committee
Early Lessons in Early Childhood Assessment
Practices and Tools in Early Childhood Admission
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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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