The Next Great Hope for Measuring Learning

UMaine and UMPI are current participants in the MSC work, and faculty from these campuses have engaged in work very similar that featured in this article about Central Connecticut.

Thirteen states are using a common tool to evaluate how well their students write, calculate, and think. Can this effort paint an accurate portrait of academic quality?

Central Connecticut State U. professors (left to right) Abigail Adams, Jacob Werblow, and Catherine R. Baratta are part of a broad, standardized effort to analyze the real stuff of college — students’ work.
Central Connecticut State U. professors (left to right) Abigail Adams, Jacob Werblow, and Catherine R. Baratta are part of a broad, standardized effort to analyze the real stuff of college — students’ work.

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