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CAE goes beyond multiple choice. Our unique assessments engage students in real-world scenarios to demonstrate their essential college and career skills and apply their essential college and career knowledge. These assessments produce relevant data for students, educators, and institutions to understand student strengths and opportunities for improvement. Our assessments utilize current best practices and research, supplemented by an advisory board of leading academics and practitioners.

Performance-Based Assessment of Essential College and Career Skills

To estimate how students perform in situations requiring such skills, CAE’s performance-based assessments situate students in real-world scenarios that require purposeful written responses.

Students are asked to address issues, propose solutions to problems, and recommend courses of action appropriate to resolving conflicts. They are instructed to support their responses by utilizing information provided within the assessment, which may include reference materials such as technical reports, data tables, newspaper articles, office memoranda, and emails.

There is no single “correct” answer, and scores reflect a range of plausible and effective response strategies – a process that, by design, mimics real-world, complex decision environments.

Students are challenged to:

  • Analyze and understand data;
  • Evaluate the credibility of various documents;
  • Identify questionable or critical assumptions;
  • Deal with inadequate, ambiguous, and conflicting information;
  • Identify additional information that would help resolve issues;
  • Construct an organized and logically cohesive argument by providing elaboration on facts or ideas (e.g., explaining how evidence bears on the problem, providing examples, and emphasizing especially convincing evidence);
  • Organize and synthesize information from several sources; and
  • Marshal evidence from different sources in a written response.

Next Step Assessment

Measure students’ readiness for their next step and identify opportunities for improvement

Assessment Details:

  • Formative, student-centric assessment
  • Census-based for any grade/year
  • Next Step Institution Report
    • Executive Summary & Observations
    • Detailed data including mastery level distribution, average total score, and Performance Task & Selected Response sub-score averages with comparison to US data set
  • Next Step Student Report
    • Observations
    • Detailed data including mastery level, total score, percentile ranking for Performance Task & Selected Response sub-scores, and detailed SR sub-score breakdown with comparison to US data set and to institution data
  • Micro-credentials (optional)
Detailed Subscore Report
Micro-credential

Learning Gains Study

Measure value-added and/or effect size by comparing the performance of your students

Study Details:

  • Value-added model and/or effect size analysis
  • Sample of 100 entering and exiting students for value-added analysis or of any two groups of any size for effect size analysis
  • Learning Gains Report:
    • Executive Summary & Observations
    • Detailed data including mastery level distribution, average total score, snd Performance Task & Selected Response sub-score averages
    • Comparison to U. data set and between cohorts
  • Student reports (optional)
  • Micro-credentials (optional)
Mastery Level Distribution
Subscore Distribution

Efficacy Study

Measure the effectiveness of specific educational interventions and programs

Study Details:

  • Assess impact of intervention versus control group
  • Pre-/post-intervention, within institution, across institution(s), and/or against CAE’s U.S. data set
  • Study design assistance from CAE psychometricians
  • Efficacy Study Report:
    • Executive Summary & Observations
    • Detailed data including mastery level distribution, average total score, and Performance Task & Selected Response sub-score averages
    • Comparison to control group (if available) and/or US data set
    • Student reports (optional)
    • Micro-credentials (optional)
University College Scores
Subscores

Custom Assessments

Measure the knowledge, skills and abilities most important to your students, educators, and institutions through innovative, performance-based assessments

 

Options:

  • Subject-specific or agnostic
  • Any level (K-12 / Higher Education / Professional / Career)
  • Any number of participants
  • Sample or census
  • A variety of psychometric services, analyses, and reporting options are available
Administration & Scoring
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Design & Development
Administration & Scoring
Reporting & Analysis
Reporting & Analysis
Psychometrics
Translation & Adaptation