The pandemic and its consequences are presenting us with unprecedented challenges, especially in education. With schooling moving online and leaving the future beyond COVID unsure at best, how will you adapt post-COVID? Our comprehensive program can help navigate the uncertainties that come with implementing an efficient and culturally responsive learning experience in a post-COVID environment.
WHAT WE DO
Equity in Instruction and Assessment
AdaptiveX seeks to create equitable outcomes for all students through assessment and instruction. Our Culturally Responsive Teaching Workshops and services help schools and districts meet the needs of ALL students through research-based practices. AdaptiveX’s assessment software lets companies/organizations create adaptive tests that properly meet their needs. Through our innovative “item bank balancing” and provisionally patented system, Adaptivex simplifies the process of calibrating adaptive tests.
Education has never been so accessible, but new mediums come with new challenges. Adaptive testing for education enables greater intake and retention of materials for existing test banks, supporting both students and instructors. Adaptive testing can also be aligned to school-specific standards and be used in professional development.
Adaptivex empowers your organization to meet long-standing HR needs with new and more powerful solutions. Adaptive testing can streamline and enhance recruitment for your business and from the applicants’ perspective, support candidate evaluation, and unlock more effective employee onboarding, on-going training and more.
WE OFFER A VARIETY OF SERVICES TO MEET YOUR TESTING NEEDS.
Especially in an education system, it is paramount to recognize that a student is not simply interacting with a single educator, or even a larger collection of individuals, rather that the student experiences their education as an entire system, the different elements of which are far from mutually exclusive. In order to properly implement a Culturally Responsive Teaching Program, it is not enough for anyone of these individual elements to perform appropriately. Addressing systemic issues needs to be a systemic, holistic process.
A curriculum that is not implementable and accessible at all levels is a basis for systemic inequality. Furthermore, a curriculum that contains and exhibits these same systemic issues is bound to perpetuate them. Significant achievements and advancements by minorities and People of Color have happened throughout every field, throughout every period of history. Recognizing these individuals and these achievements only during specific months implicitly pushes the perspective that these achievements are novelty and not quintessential of progress.
AdaptiveX’s story begins with assessment, and CEO and Founder Shayla Adams Stafford’s realization that she could not create a single test that would meet the needs of all of her U.S. History students. This recognition that singular test assessments inherently promote inequity led to AdaptiveX’s development of adaptive testing. This assessment method allows not only for shorter tests and quicker results, but also allows for more culturally responsive testing, making assessments accessible to all students.
Teaching should not be seen as a singular interaction point between the education system and the student, but it is perhaps the most important medium by which a culturally responsive curriculum and a culturally responsive system reach each student. For this same reason, educators must have the tools and practices necessary to promote a culturally responsive education and a culturally responsive learning environment.
WHAT IS ADAPTIVE TESTING?
From the classroom to the professional world, we all have different learning styles, skills, and strengths. We all learn at different speeds. Because of this, educators and professionals throughout many fields have worked to find accurate and effective forms of assessment that cater to every student, candidate, and employee.
Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT), also known simply as adaptive testing, has become a major player in modern assessment technology. The benefits of adaptive tests extend beyond K-12 education—but how, exactly?