Do Your Students Feel Out of Place?

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on March 16, 2016
The purpose of any student placement test is to provide institutions with data for appropriate course placement and subsequent instructional decisions. Each test item assesses the knowledge and skills of incoming college students and supplies targeted feedback to address each student’s unique learning needs. W... Read more >

Three Recent Trends in Course Placement Testing

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on March 3, 2016
As many of my fellow educators are all too aware, 2015 was a tumultuous year for course placement. Due to some significant changes by one of the major course placement test providers, a large number of colleges have suddenly found themselves on the hunt for a new solution – which is a process that brings with it a host of challenges and... Read more >

Reinstatement of ATB testing: What you need to know

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on July 21, 2015
A brief history of ATB testing: Prior to 2012, students who lacked a high school credential (a high school diploma; the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a general educational development or GED certificate; or completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law) could prove their ability... Read more >

Two names you need to know in the field of digital badges

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on May 14, 2015
As some of the regular readers of this blog are already aware, Wonderlic has recently launched a nationwide initiative in the area of digital competency badges for the job placement of college graduates. As part of our organization’s continued quest to learn about the many uses and benefits of digital competency badges in the education... Read more >

Revamping the resume with digital badges

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on April 17, 2015
Many graduates struggle to effectively showcase their talent to employers, and many of them are consequently unable to find gainful employment. Revamping the resume with digital badges can help graduates showcase their skills and help companies identify talent. Every year, millions of college graduates enter a highly competitive job marke... Read more >

Competency-Based Instruction

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on March 17, 2015
As the competency-based education (CBE) movement has continued to gain traction in higher education, we have seen numerous iterations of CBE evolve into their own respective mini-movements. At their core, all iterations of CBE possess the same tenets of being personalized to the learner and measuring the mastery of competencies through some for... Read more >

Why I Am Passionate About Program Effectiveness

by Wonderlic Soft Skills on March 2, 2015
Relating program effectiveness to the greater good of society may sound a bit lofty and heavy-handed at first, but consider the primary stakeholders involved in the process of program effectiveness: the students, the schools, and the employers. When a school is operating at optimum effectiveness, the outcomes benefit everybody:... Read more >