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A New Generation Student Assessment with an Interactive Real World approach

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Online assessment has been around for a long time, but now the dawn of a new generation is here. One example is that the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is partnering with Tuva where the focus is to make their AIR assessments to not only measuring what the student know but what she can do. The basic method is to interpreting data from realistic and meaningful contexts. The first applications are focusing on next-generation science and mathematics assessments in which students are solving real-world problems. Jon Cohen, President of AIR Assessment comments in the following way: “Now that online testing is the norm, technology allows us to better measure deeper understanding and skills. These new tests will challenge students to apply what they know to address meaningful, authentic questions.” Source: American Institutes for Research News 

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