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Board on Testing and Assessment
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Upcoming Events

Report Briefing Summit
Supporting Students' Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

April 13, 2017

Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Join the Board on Testing and Assessment for a summit on this report which will be released on March 2, 2017.  Invited speakers will discuss the report's conclusions, its recommendations for research and assessment development, and its implications for higher education policy and practice.  This event will be webcast.

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Of Interest
Workshop on Approaches to the Development of Character

Archived Video Now Available


View the video and download the papers and presentations

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Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies
Videos of December 14 Workshop
Now Available


Assessing Competencies workshop videoLWatch the archived webcast

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Committee on
Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

NAS BuildingWith ever-rising costs of higher education, policymakers and the public are increasingly concerned about how to engage and motivate students to persist through college completion and thrive in their personal, professional, and civic lives. The Committee on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies aims to identify the skills that influence success within college and beyond and examine how to assess them in order to guide teaching and learning.

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Recent Publications

Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

This report examines how to assess interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies (e.g., teamwork, communication skills, academic mindset, and grit) of undergraduate students for different purposes. This report establishes priorities for the development and use of assessments related to the identified intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies that influence higher education success, especially in STEM. 

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Evaluation of the Achievement Levels for Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress

Evaluation of Achievement Levels NAEP CoverThis new report from the Board on Testing and Assessment evaluates the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) student achievement levels in reading and mathematics in grades 4, 8, and 12 to determine whether the achievement levels are reasonable reliable, valid, and informative to the public, and recommends ways that the setting and use of achievement levels can be improved.

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An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia

DCPS Cover wB An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia examines business practices, human resources operations and human capital strategies, academic plans, and student achievement. This report identifies what is working well seven years after legislation was enacted to give control of public schools to the mayor of the District of Columbia and which areas need additional attention.

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Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

Science AssessmentLThis report from the Board on Testing and Assessment and the Board on Science Education, describes the types of new assessments that will be needed to gauge student progress. The report recommends a systems approach, one that uses a range of assessments that complement one another to yield information that can guide decisions of teachers, policymakers and others.

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