[Whitepaper] Assessment: Foundations and the Future

Authored by: Barbara Rowan, Ph.D. and Kate Parker

Assessment has long been a cornerstone of higher education. With the rise of online learning, the role of assessment is increasingly central. Advances in technology, including possibilities emerging from generative AI,  have changed how assessments are created, delivered, and evaluated. New research has also changed the way we think about assessment, including a greater focus on how learners learn and how we can best measure learning accurately and equitably. 

Download this whitepaper to learn more about what the research says about the promise of AI and the benefits of authentic assessment. Gain actionable insights on how best to design and deploy assessment to support your learners’ success.

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About the Authors

Dr. Barbara Rowan is the owner of All Things Research, LLC, a company that provides assessment, psychometric, data analysis, and research consultation and practice to schools, colleges, and corporations. Currently, she is serving as an assessment consultant with LearningMate. Barbara holds a B.A. in mathematics and English from Malone University, an M.S. in psychology from Georgia College & State University, and a Ph.D. in assessment and measurement from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Kate Parker is Vice President of Content Services for Higher Education at LearningMate. In this role, she collaborates with publishers and institutional clients to design and develop engaging learning experiences that align to outcomes, competencies, and workforce-relevant skills. Kate has led this business for LearningMate for over six years, in which time her team has designed and developed thousands of courses and assessments, serving hundreds of thousands of learners worldwide. Kate holds a B.A. in English Literature from Reed College and certificates in human-centered design from IDEO U.om IDEO U.

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