Success Stories - Assessment

Assessment is the foundation for accountability, and accountability in education means demonstrating that students learn. The problem in the past is that weak assessment practices have focused on rote learning and not the ability to think. Azimuth has created assessment tools that test basic comprehension of facts, but then go far beyond to assess the ability of students to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate situations. These higher level cognitive skills are now a part of the mission statements of most educational institutions.

Case 1

Meeting Contemporary Assessment Standards

Working with Pearson/Prentice Hall, Azimuth re-built the test bank for a college/MBA text that meets the requirements of AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for test items that reflect student business communication abilities, ethical understanding and reasoning, problem solving ability, analytic skills, and diversity understanding. In addition, Azimuth added its own cognitive schema to ensure questions tested one of the following three cognitive skills: analysis, evaluation, and synthesis.

Case 2

LSAT Exam Preparation Content

Working with ExamCram, Azimuth developed exam questions and explanations for a book and CD that covered all parts of the LSAT exam. LSAT exam questions inherently involve higher level reasoning, critical thinking skills, and logic.

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