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Academy Compass

Project Overview

Academy Compass (Compass) enables students to take placement exams on an efficient, online testing platform in mathematics and other academic subjects. Content Design Lead Joel Jacob will work closely with Jacques Hugon, technology partner to the Tang Institute and lead developer of the platform, to engage a small group of  schools that plan to use the Compass platform for their custom placement tests in the spring of 2018. This effort will provide an opportunity to pilot the Compass platform with partner schools and to understand its use in diverse, new contexts.  Besides working closely with department chairs from other schools to design their custom tests, Joel will also build statistical models, using data from existing tests, which assess both the effectiveness of the questions already in use, as well as the logic underlying the placement of students in each school’s curriculum.