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Submitted by Marguerite on

Thanks for bringing up the example of AHELO. The difficulties associated with measuring learning outcomes at scale is why so many efforts to evaluate the quality of higher education institutions tend to default into rankings based on reputation, publications, prizes, and so on. It’s far easier to measure these things than it is to actually see what students have learned. I think advances in cognitive science and technology, including in the areas of computer-based and adaptive testing, will really help to break down some of the barriers that until now have made it so difficult to collect and analyze large amounts of learning data across multiple contexts in a timely, robust, and meaningful manner.