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Can college athletes fully reap the benefits of post-secondary education?
Photo by Daniel Hartwig. Football scandals have, for better or worse, become part of the new normal on large college campuses: sexual abuse at Penn State, brain damage at Michigan, and cheating at UNC. In response, the University of Maryland has tried to combat a bad image in two ways: first, ...
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Photo courtesy of Nic McPhee. It's hard to believe, but as October starts I'm staring down the deadline of my first writing assignment. And I don't mean anything that I have to turn in, but rather a ream of papers that I have to give back. Students often don't realize that what seems like a ...
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Crowdmark's Journal of Assessment and Analytics in Education – August 2014 is out!
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Photo courtesy of CollegeDegrees360. All instructors have to deal with changing expectations. I remember being surprised by the page-long list of books I was given each week at Cambridge as “background reading”; apparently most students don't bother to read them (I certainly only read my tutors' ...
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Photo courtesy of Laurie Sullivan. There often seems to be a great divide between the humanities instructor at the post-secondary level and the K-12 teaching staff. This divide is called the rubric. Based on what I've learned in my own education classes and from mini-courses at various Centers ...
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Crowdmark now supports grading on iPad! It's easy to write annotations directly on student work.
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Photo courtesy of Wong Mei Teng. We've received comments from readers before about the PISA: how it isn't an accurate test for judging differences between populations, how it's a surprisingly good test for measuring change (or lack thereof) over time, how it shouldn't be used to support cases ...
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On the Crowdmark blog: Should universities eliminate majors?
Photo courtesy of COD Newsroom. Controversial columnist Jeff Selingo made his own headline this week by suggesting that colleges eliminate majors. Why? Well, they're so last century. Since I suspect that I may know more about curricula than Selingo (I have certainly been teaching longer), ...
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Photo courtesy of Tulane Public Relations. Students are often divided up for statistical purposes. When they apply to school, they may be asked to select a race/ethnicity. They will be asked for their geographic location and parental income. While they are at school, various offices will be ...
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New on the Crowdmark blog: What is the goal of assessment? "If everyone is going to pass, why bother grading?”
A recent column in The Atlantic takes up the issue of grade inflation yet again. As recently leaked data from the University of Virginia law school shows, student grades on average have been going up over the past decades — in other words, grade inflation is no longer anecdotal, but proved.
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Just released! Crowdmark's Journal of Assessment and Analytics in Education – June 2014 

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