Standardized Tests for College Grads

18 Sep

Here’s a link to an interesting article David found. The gist is that college graduates could take a standardized test to help employers determine who to hire. I think this have several points of connect to what we’ve been reading and discussing:

  • it’s the same theme that grades and schools work can’t be trusted; we need an objective measure because we don’t trust what’s happening in the classroom
  • it’s potential a way to give credit for MOOCs, which currently now don’t bear credit in the same way as other classes
  • it’s a potential way to measure competencies in settings like “life credits,” where students are given university credit for work and life experiences they’ve already had; this is appealing for returning students who want a degree but don’t really want to take courses

For everyone, please feel free to post articles and other links to the class blog. No need for me to be the “middle man,” though I’m happy to read them.

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