Posted by Joan Phaup
End-of-course tests taken by more  than 100,000 students per year give the Arkansas Department of Career Education enormous amounts of data to process. Managing and reporting on that data effectively is essential not only for promoting classroom improvement and measuring student performance but also for reporting to government regulatory agencies and acquiring federal Perkins funding.
In this podcast, Karen Chisholm and Keith Peterson from the department’s Office of Assessment and Curriculum explain how they administer tests to so many students, determine what data is actionable and then disseminate the right data to the right people in the right form–all of which help career and technical education in the state keep pace with the needs of industry.
Listen to our conversation: