A Call for Additional Research to Support Online Assessments
Jennifer Beimers, Pearson
Jennifer Biemers summarizes the rapid integration of technology into assessment and calls for research that would helps us make the most of
the affordances provided by technology. Her article can be found here.
Building Bridges: Improving Test Optional Practice with Research
Jinghua Liu, Enrollment Management Association
In this article, Jinghua Liu provides some recommendations that universities might use in making admissions decisions in test-optional admissions settings.
Tipping Points Requiring Us to Bridge Research and Practice
Marianne Perie, Measurement in Practice LLC.
Marianne Perie discusses some historical tipping points in education and how measurement contributed to those eras. She argues that we are now at a new tipping point and discusses how measurement can address today's issues. Read more here.
Research for Practical Impact
Daniel Koretz, Harvard University
In this piece, Daniel Koretz argues that it is not enough for measurement
research to bridge to practice; it must also have practical
impact. What matters in the end is not whether our work is innovative or
elegant per se, but whether it provides a meaningful improvement—that
is, better information or other positive effects, either within the
educational system or elsewhere in society. Technical innovation should
be especially valued when it is in service of these goals. We need to
redirect research to better focus on important measurement issues that
have major practical implications.