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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Authentic learning

Photo: Scott Johnson
"For those of us who work in education, whether teaching or creating courses and curriculum, learning design is central to what we do." writes Scott Johnson, Chief Business Development Officer, A Pass Educational Group.  

Beyond 1 + 2 = 3: Auto Scoring for Open-Ended Math Questions (PDF)

As instructional designers, our challenge is to deliver education that meet specific goals. Increasingly, assessing success requires us to move beyond traditional fill-in-the-blank frameworks, toward authentic, accurate, real-world experiences.

During October and November, we are partnering with Learnosity to bring you helpful information that will expand your ability to get creative with assessments. 
Using technology enhanced assessment items, you can now evaluate a vast range of skill sets that were previously untestable.

This week's A Pass Angle focuses on math and chemistry assessment: 
Beyond 1 + 2 = 3: Auto Scoring for Open-Ended Math Questions

A Pass Educational Group and Learnosity writes "This paper explores the capabilities of the Learnosity math & chemistry scoring engine used in technology-enhanced items, demonstrating the many advantages of this feature from both an educator and student perspective. From basic formulas to the more complex mathematical expressions, the powerful auto-scoring math engine enables advanced, rule-based auto-grading."

Source: A Pass Educational Group


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