Liberal Arts Institutions Are Prime Candidates to Redefine Assessment Culture in The United States, says Chalk & Wire

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Luther College, The College of Saint Rose and Niagara University Transform Higher Ed Assessment Practices with Chalk & Wire

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“Liberal Arts institutions are operating in a very competitive environment, so they are increasingly using assessment tools to show their value,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO, Chalk & Wire.

As liberal arts colleges across the U.S. are in an increasingly competitive position, many of these same institutions are redefining the value of higher education through the implementation of comprehensive assessment solutions, says Chalk & Wire. Forward-looking liberal arts institutions like Luther College, The College of Saint Rose and Niagara University are transforming the way they approach assessment through the use of Chalk & Wire’s assessment platform to demonstrate and evaluate student learning outcomes.

Specifically, The College of Saint Rose is using Chalk & Wire for cross-campus assessment—at the course, program, and institutional levels. With Chalk & Wire, The College of Saint Rose can course-embed the direct measurement of student work to track each student’s journey from novice to mastery in relation to a clear understanding of the elements of the institution’s unique Liberal Education Outcomes.

Chalk & Wire allows Higher Education institutions to follow the progress of specified groups’ over time by analyzing progress using advanced analytics. This empowers faculty and leadership to make strategic adjustments in instructional practices based on valid data trends.

“Liberal Arts institutions are operating in a very competitive environment, so they are increasingly using assessment tools to show their value,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO, Chalk & Wire. “They will continue to pioneer new cultures of assessment, as they tend to be less encumbered by process.”

LTI 1.1 and LIS 2.0 certified, Chalk & Wire offers a comprehensive platform that includes ePortfolios, forms & surveys, assessment processes, analytic live reporting and collaborative accreditation management.

For more, visit http://www.chalkandwire.com.

About Chalk & Wire
With a market-changing, research-based approach to higher education assessment, Chalk & Wire has helped institutions demonstrate student competency and improve the evaluation of learning outcomes for nearly 20 years. To increase the validity of assessment data, Chalk & Wire’s market-leading assessment platform is built on its CoreValidity™ process, which drives alignment between faculty and leadership through a unified assessment language and raises inter-rater reliability earlier in the process. Chalk & Wire takes a consultative approach to helping institutions prove their value and efficacy as well as their ability to prepare students for their post-graduate pursuits. For more, visit http://www.chalkandwire.com.

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