What does rapid guessing potentially tell us about students?

Student test results are used for myriad low- and high-stakes decisions. However, using test results for these purposes is based on the presumption that students actually try their best on their tests. If a student hasn’t put forth their best effort on an assessment, what are the implications when these test results are used to make important decisions for students, teachers, and schools? In this session, participants will learn about how test-taking effort (i.e. rapid guessing) can be measured, and more importantly, how low-test effort can impact the validity of student test scores, and more importantly, what this behavior might signal about students’ attitudes and perceptions about school and themselves.

Measuring and predicting college readiness

Do you know what dimensions of college and career preparedness today’s schools commonly miss? Learn the differences between upwardly mobile and downwardly mobile careers, as well as how to help students find and prepare for upwardly mobile careers. We will introduce you to Conley’s four key dimensions that students must master to prepare for college and a one-hour intervention that improves college enrollment by nearly one-third.


Webinar length: 60 minutes


Registration closes April 19th.

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