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14 Nov 2019

Which Multiple Choice Form is Right For You?

By | November 14th, 2019|Higher Education, K12|

Our most frequent question from our customers is “which form should I choose?” The most important thing to keep in mind is that not all forms work in all machines. People often think of our product as a “Scantron”. Scantron™ is a company that has a variety of scanners that may or may not [...]

5 Sep 2018

Engaging Students with Assessment Analytics

By | September 5th, 2018|Higher Education|

Every exam and quiz given provides data that can be used to inform students of their academic standing. Using frequent formative assessments helps engage students with their learning, which can also lead to increased retention rates. Many institutions are gathering data only once a semester through summative assessments. This practice is not helpful for the [...]

25 Jul 2018

Big data – you’ve got it, now what?

By | July 25th, 2018|Higher Education|

The adoption of big data in higher education has been relatively slow due, in part, to privacy concerns.  The sheer volume of information can also be overwhelming. Institutions may not know how to best harness and make sense of such large amounts of data. But the big data trend is just beginning. A 2016 Forbes [...]

22 Nov 2017

Using Data to Improve Student Retention

By | November 22nd, 2017|Higher Education|

The “data-clock” has already started ticking. Through this series we have discussed that institutions must be: Standardizing their data infrastructure – Data Warehouse Organizing personnel to work cross-functionally – Train staff to leverage their own data Establishing strong effective data governance - Hold staff accountable for the data Sharing data broadly – Broad access and [...]

15 Nov 2017

Institutional Research Requires a Systematic Approach to Data

By | November 15th, 2017|Higher Education|

There is an enormous amount of data and information that is on our institution and that is starting to now funnel through the IR office, and it can be incredibly difficult to stay ahead of that. Dr. W. Allen Richman, Senior Director for Research for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, walks us through [...]

1 Nov 2017

Using Technology for Just-in-Time Data

By | November 1st, 2017|Higher Education|

Dr. W. Allen Richman, Senior Director for Research for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, focuses on data offices and how they can operate to meet institutional needs. To view the entire webinar, click here! Where to Begin Embrace the chaos of Action Research (think of Blockbuster) Build a data warehouse Establish data governance [...]

25 Oct 2017

Creating Systems for Better Data Analysis

By | October 25th, 2017|Higher Education|

Apperson recently hosted a four-part live webinar series with Dr. W. Allen Richman, Senior Director for Research for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The series focuses on using data to improve your institutional effectiveness. Check out the recap of part one below! The “data-clock” has already started ticking. Institutions must be: standardizing their data [...]

30 Aug 2017

Apperson to Host Live Webinar Series with Dr. W. Allen Richman

By | August 30th, 2017|Higher Education|

We are very excited to be hosting a free four-part live webinar series with Dr. W. Allen Richman, Senior Director for Research for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education! All registrants will receive a free 6-month trial of Apperson’s cloud-based assessment solution, DataLink Ascend, and a lucky ten attendees will receive a free year-long [...]

29 Mar 2017

Solutions in Ascent: Leveraging Cloud-Based Applications in Education

By | March 29th, 2017|Classroom Management, Higher Education, K12|

Education, like most other sectors of the economy, has grappled with a vast array of new tools and technologies that have emerged over the past 10 or 15 years. Amounting to technological adolescence of sorts, the result is often an organic, ad-hoc patchwork of solutions that does not entirely appreciate nor harness the full potential [...]

16 Sep 2015

A Worthy Mission: Serving Higher Education

By | September 16th, 2015|Higher Education|

I’ve been the Product Strategist for Apperson’s academic assessment solutions for two years now. In that time, Apperson has gone through an incredible amount of change, much of which has been driven by this 60-year-old family company’s ongoing adaptation to technological change and its impact on the markets we serve. While that kind of change [...]