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Marjorie Dorime-Williams

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Employing Socially Just Practices & Policies in Assessment

  • Session Type:Discussion Group
  • Session Description:This discussion group discusses assessment practices and their potential to create and shape educational policy that is discriminatory and inequitable to marginalized students. Alternative approaches are provided urging educators to consider more equitable responses to the assessment of student learning and outcomes. As key individuals in the assessment process, institutional research and assessment practitioners can play a crucial role in serving as advocates for students in the overall assessment process. This session will engage participants in a discussion about using a social justice lens for assessment, potential inequitable outcomes of assessment activities, and ways to advocate for and be attentive to the impact of resulting policy on students, especially students of color.

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