Presentation on theme: "BIS and Assessment. SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? ASSESSMENT Can schedule somewhat predictably Can limit number of instruments to use Can plan for."— Presentation transcript:
SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? ASSESSMENT Can schedule somewhat predictably Can limit number of instruments to use Can plan for demand and budget for numbers needed Can offer multiple chances to succeed BIS May be asked to provide services on demand or with little planning time May be asked for obscure or little-used tests May be hit with budget surprises Usually high-stakes, one shot opportunity
FINDING COMMON GROUND Spend time in the other “realm” TALK (Try A Little Kindness) Research possible instruments in advance for recommended use, validity, reliability, and cost Train appropriate staff as proctors for fill-in duty Leverage TIP money when possible; project 25% more expenditure than predictable
IT MATTERS BECAUSE... Businesses who hire the best employee “matches” are more likely to be productive and profitable. Those businesses are often the first to expand and to need new hires. If the assessment collaboration has been carefully built... A trust relationship is more likely to exist; Student assessment results will be better received and understood by the company.
BOTTOM LINE = BIS clients benefit by making better decisions based on data. BIS department benefits by generating more contracts and services that are billable and/or reimbursable. Full-time programs benefit by expanding guidance and counseling information, adding employment connections for students, and documenting skill levels (accountability).
It’s essentially a matter of remembering to look at both sides of the coin.