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Beyond Standardized Tests: Using Performance Assessment in College Admissions
Cosponsored by the Learning Policy Institute, EducationCounsel, and Education First as part of the Reimagining College Access initiative.

A growing number of colleges and universities are expanding the ways in which they evaluate student admissions applications to gain insight into students’ deeper learning skills, such as collaboration, problem-solving, and communication. These skills are best demonstrated through performance assessments such as student portfolios and capstone projects that have not traditionally been used in most college admissions processes.

This webinar will look at the outcomes of a pilot program at City University of New York (CUNY) that uses performance assessments to admit qualified applicants with scores below the threshold on college entry exams. The discussion will be based on findings from a forthcoming Learning Policy Institute report on the use of these assessments for equity and access in the CUNY system.

The webinar is designed for k-12 counselors and leaders, admissions staff, leaders from higher education systems, and state and district policymakers interested in leveraging performance assessment to support student preparation, transition, and success in postsecondary education.

Speakers:
- Monica Martinez (moderator), Director of Strategic Initiatives, Learning Policy Institute
- Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute
- Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Critical Psychology, Women's Studies, American Studies and Urban Education, City University of New York Graduate Center
- Joanna Kucharski, Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment, City University of New York

Learn more: https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/event/webinar-beyond-standardized-tests-using-performance-assessment-college-admissions

May 27, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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