On Thursday, May 27, 2021 Randy Bennett from Educational Testing Service presented on: Equity and Assessment in the Post-COVID-19 Era
In this presentation, Dr. Bennett considers the impact of structural inequity in U.S. society and its implications for educational assessment. To set the context, he briefly describes recent trends in U.S. K-12 and higher education assessment, and the effect of COVID-19 on those trends. Focusing on African Americans, he then briefly delineates some of the many past and present examples of structural inequity and their effects. He describes how these effects can be connected to opportunity to learn (OTL), very broadly conceived, and how the persistence of so-called achievement gaps might be seen from that OTL perspective. He closes his presentation with a detailed set of implications for K-12 and higher education assessment and learning.
Download the slides of this presentation here
[double click on the video for full screen]