Are assessments the best predictors of students' abilities?

Education Dive | January 16, 2019

New York City’s assessment for students to gain entrance to its elite high schools shows bias against girls, wrote The Hechinger Report, citing upcoming research from the Gender Equity Project at Hunter College of the City University of New York. The problem may lie in the use of multiple choice questions in tests.The study found that among girls and boys who earned the same score on New York City’s Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), girls had a grade point average that was 4.2 points higher on a 100-point scale than that of boys.This is mirrored at the college level, where women did better than men in lab sections, while men scored higher on exams, according to research from University of Michigan physicist Timothy McKay. The thinking is that women have trouble when they’re in situations, like taking high-stakes tests, where they have stereotypically not succeeded.

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The power of gaming in the modern world is truly awe-inspiring. Each year, the gaming industry breaks all of its own records and metrics. From growth in sales to the broadening of its players’ demographics, digital games have become a phenomenon of epic proportions. Now, many educational researchers, practitioners, and pundits have made the case for the use of digital games as potentially powerful learning tools.Digital games are highly interactive forms of media
that put players in control of their own experiences.
The subject matter and storylines present in
games are quite diverse, allowing virtually any type
of academic content to be explored or skill to be
mastered. They provide constant feedback and
allow players to learn through both their successes
and failures.

Spotlight

The power of gaming in the modern world is truly awe-inspiring. Each year, the gaming industry breaks all of its own records and metrics. From growth in sales to the broadening of its players’ demographics, digital games have become a phenomenon of epic proportions. Now, many educational researchers, practitioners, and pundits have made the case for the use of digital games as potentially powerful learning tools.Digital games are highly interactive forms of media
that put players in control of their own experiences.
The subject matter and storylines present in
games are quite diverse, allowing virtually any type
of academic content to be explored or skill to be
mastered. They provide constant feedback and
allow players to learn through both their successes
and failures.

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