In this week’s College Readiness news roundup, check out articles about SAT scores as the new gauge of college readiness, how to break the cycle of remedial college classes, and more. 1. SAT Scores: A Gauge of College Readiness? The College Board, the company behind the SAT, is touting a new “college and career readiness benchmark,” an SAT score that is linked to a better chance of earning at least a B- average in college… Read more
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In our sixth and final installment of our Adaptive Learning Roundtable discussion, Len Swanson, the former Executive Director of ETS and the designer of Knewton’s testing algorithm, shares some insight into integrating technology into schools. Did you miss the other videos? Check them out here.
In a little over a month, EDUCAUSE 2011 will be in full force at the Philadelphia Convention Center. There will be networking, knowledge sharing, cocktail parties, and plenty of great interactive sessions — all led by today’s thought leaders and pioneers in higher education IT. As a lead-up to this year’s conference, we’ve interviewed some of the speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experiences at EDUCAUSE 2011. It’s our hope that these interviews… Read more
The 2011 EDUCAUSE Annual Meeting in Philadelphia isn’t until next month, but if you’re already itching to get into conference mode, we’ve compiled a few helpful resources and articles to ensure you’re prepared for #edu11 (official Twitter hashtag!). Check out the links below to learn about this year’s speakers, get networking tips, and more. For more EDUCAUSE related blog posts, click here. General information: EDUCAUSE 2011 Program – This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Check out the… Read more
In this week’s College Readiness News Roundup, check out stories about expanded learning opportunities for students, the downside to community college placement tests, and more. 1. How Can Expanded Learning Opportunities Help Prepare Students for a College and Career? This brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education calls for “expanded learning opportunities for high school students through methods such as work-based experiences, innovative technology, and personalized lesson plans, saying these have the potential to help… Read more
Recently, David Kuntz (our VP of Research), Jose Ferreira (our Founder and CEO), and Len Swanson (the former Executive Director of ETS and the man behind Knewton’s testing algorithm), sat down for an in-depth talk on all things adaptive learning. In the fifth video installment of the discussion, David, Jose, and Len discuss how the data collected by Knewton’s Adaptive Learning Platform will help us understand more about how students learn and progress over time…. Read more
In the fourth video installment of our Adaptive Learning Roundtable, David Kuntz (VP of Research at Knewton), and Len Swanson (former ETS Executive Director and the designer of Knewton’s testing algorithm) talk about how adaptive testing can improve K-12 statewide testing. Furthermore, as David points out, when adaptive tests are used along with an adaptive engine that monitors variables about individual students, the result is full-fledged adaptive learning. As a reminder, a few definitions before… Read more
In this week’s College Readiness News Roundup, read about high schoolers’ view of college, why Illinois students are having trouble with science (maybe), and how California wants to change its school performance standards. 1. Recent High-School Graduates Optimistic About Value of College According to a new survey from the College Board, most recent high school graduates think that earning a college degree is worth the time and money. However, the survey results beg the question… Read more
In the third installment of our Adaptive Learning Roundtable, David Kuntz, Knewton VP of Research, and Len Swanson, former Executive Director of ETS and the designer of Knewton’s adaptive testing algorithm, discuss the role of real-time skills profiling in adaptive learning. Watch the video to learn more about how skills profiling helps Knewton’s Adaptive Learning Platform™ identify the most effective learning path for each individual student.
Jacob This post was written by Jacob Laufer, one of our awesome summer interns and a rising junior at NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. On my first Friday at Knewton, I was asked by one of our product managers what I would be doing for Hack Day. I, being the young and naive intern I was, responded that I didn’t know how to code and walked away. As I went to open the… Read more