Welcome to the Sausage Factory

I used to work for ACT, Inc., designing and developing student assessments. In my final years there, I was Director of the Writing and Communications Literacies group. In one of my last major projects, I headed the team responsible for the revamped ACT Writing Test, which rolled out in 2015. That roll-out was famously botched. ACT Test Development neglected to tend to the basics of scoring the new test; it's partner, Pearson, screwed up the reporting. Students and their families had paid ...
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