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Will Lorié

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Contextualizing COVID-19 “Learning Loss” and “Learning Recovery”

Education Reform has Always Been About Recovering Losses in Learning.

In a late April survey by EdWeek, 320 district administrators were asked to indicate the most urgent needs that assessment vendors could help within the wake of COVID-19.

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Are Test-Takers Getting the Most from Technology-Enhanced Items?

Establishing Scoring Rules to Make the Use of TEIs More Efficient and Effective

Technology-Enhanced Items (TEIs) are a kind of test question or task. A characteristic feature of TEIs is that, in contrast to traditional multiple-choice (MC) items, which require the selection or “bubbling” of a single option, TEIs generally require test-takers to make more than one interaction with the item.

The most interesting TEIs are simulations with game-like contexts. Picture a virtual laboratory where the goal is to isolate a specific compound, or a simulated garden where the test-taker can conduct an experiment to learn about (or be tested on) a concept in genetics. 

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