2023 EDI Week: When assessment practices create inequities

When assessment practices create inequities: Biases embedded in exam and test designs.

Assessments are a critical component of the students’ learning experience but are rarely looked at through a lens of EDI. There is clear research that indicates test formats and restrictions impact marginalized and underrepresented student groups resulting in lower academic performance (Tai et al, 2022). 

In this workshop, participants will be challenged to:

  • consider the ability biases associated with exam and test designs,
  • discover how exam designs may negatively impact students based on gender, race, country of origin, mental health, or disability, and
  • identify UDL-inspired exam practices as alternative assessment practices. 

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 7
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Facilitators: Brenda McDermott and Lorelei Anselmo