“In a Pandemic, Everyone Gets an Asterisk,” Inside Higher Ed

In a March 23rd Inside Higher Ed article that I coauthored with Cathy N. Davidson, we take a moment to rethink testing and assessment not just during distance learning but also in the long term.

We write: “There is an uncanny parallel between testing a vaccine on humans and testing students in the extraordinary circumstance of a health emergency where all courses must be put online without advance preparation. Under normal circumstances, it would take at least a year to do this well. Since we don’t have a year, resources in higher ed need to be pooled and shared to help prepare faculty members to meet students where they are. Remarkably, all over America institutions and individuals are responding with amazing creative energy, responsibility and generosity…”

Read the full article here.

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