Two years ago, Massachusetts’ Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland opened the window of opportunity for our 28 public institutions to propose, prepare for, design, and pilot test an alternative to standardized tests. The result has been development of a statewide system for reporting student achievement based on scoring authentic student work. As part of this process, institutions are also asked to document how they will use findings to advance their students’ performance. Learn about developments, challenges, decisions, and a proposed 2013 pilot to score student work using AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics. Learn also about an emerging multi-state partnership that will build on and refine Massachusetts’ pilot.
Peggy Maki, Consultant to the Advancing A Massachusetts Culture of Assessment Project (AMCOA). Formerly Senior Scholar of Assessment at AAHE, Peggy serves as a higher education consultant specializing in assessing student learning. She has offered over 500 workshops and keynote addresses on assessment both nationally and internationally. Currently, she serves as assessment consultant to the Massachusetts Higher Education Commission as it oversees the design of a statewide system for reporting student achievement based on scoring authentic student work. The second edition of her 2004 bestseller, Assessing for Learning, was published in 2010 along with her edited collection, Coming to Terms with Assessment. In recent years she has conducted national webinars on assessment for Inside Higher Education, Project Kaleidoscope, and Educause. She is also a recipient of a national teaching award, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.
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