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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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The supreme court should fully support using race in university admissions - The Guardian

The supreme court should fully support using race in university admissions - The Guardian | Language Assessment | Scoop.it
The Guardian The supreme court should fully support using race in university admissions The Guardian If the value or appeal of a college applicant was just about his GPA and standardized test scores, schools like Harvard, Yale, Stanford and MIT...
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Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides

Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides | Language Assessment | Scoop.it

After a decade of rapid expansion in Australian higher education, student numbers have grown considerably in many courses and subjects, especially at the undergraduate level.

Larger class sizes pose significant teaching challenges, not least in the assessment of student learning. Perhaps most troubling, large classes may limit the amount of feedback provided to students.


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Good thoughts/good ideas. 

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Language testing: looking back and looking forward

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Barry O'Sullivan takes a look at language testing, all the way from Imperial China to the present day global industry, and considers where testing might be going in the future.

 


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Talking Out of School: It's over! Reflections on college admissions - Harvard Press

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Why People Succeed -- Growth Mindsets - Chicago Tribune

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Why People Succeed -- Growth Mindsets
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Administrators need to give teachers the freedom to teach – not make teachers focus on standardized tests. Stanford University is now looking beyond test scores in their admissions process.
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Michelle Obama Encourages African-American Students To Stop Aspiring To Be ... - ThinkProgress

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I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word

The Latest Spoken Word Video From Suli Breaks. PURCHASE ON ITUNES: http://goo.gl/W2UFZ SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/6mf0j TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/sulibre...
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We Need Civil Rights for the Poor - New York Times

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The Supreme Court's recent rulings making it harder to justify using racial preferences in college admissions and striking down the Defense of Marriage Act have a consistent theme.
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English language and higher education - The Express Tribune

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English language and higher education The Express Tribune An overall score of seven in IELTS (International English Language Testing System), which is the standard which many English universities require for PhD entry, would be a starting point,...

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ASOSU bill calls for English language skills - Dailybarometer

ASOSU bill calls for English language skills
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The first, SB 72.08, calls for the university administration to make standardized testing optional for admission to OSU. ...
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Don't Rely on Standardized Test Scores - New York Times

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Don't Rely on Standardized Test Scores New York Times By uncoupling the student applicant's pre-admission emphasis on high test scores and concentrating on applied learning success in the academic discipline, this nation can create equal...
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Want an MBA From Yale? You're Going to Need Emotional Intelligence - Businessweek

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Want an MBA From Yale? You're Going to Need Emotional Intelligence
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Can a standardized test of “emotional intelligence” predict success in business school? ...
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High school students rebel against standardized tests

A new movement is sweeping the country: students are saying that exams like the one used for college admissions in the United States - the Scholastic Achieve...
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