AB government watching ON PSE standardized testing project

August 8, 2016

The Alberta government will monitor Ontario while the province’s PSE body conducts a new pilot project on the outcomes testing of first-year students and graduates at 10 ON institutions. “At this point we’re not conducting similar testing, like they are in Ontario,” said Advanced Education Communications Director John Muir. “But it is a pilot project, so with any type of research we’re always interested in finding out the results.” Ordered by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, the online tests won’t affect final marks or give students an idea of how they performed. Participating institutions will get access to the grades to see where there’s room for improvement. Metro News