Nazareth College Implements Chalk & Wire’s Assessment Platform to Better Demonstrate Student Competency

Ridgeway, Ontario – June 18, 2014 – With a market-changing, research-based approach to institution assessments, Chalk & Wire, the most trusted higher education assessment platform, announced today that Nazareth College is utilizing its technology and services to demonstrate the value of Nazareth College’s new core curriculum program and overall student competency.

Nazareth College selected Chalk & Wire due to its strong focus on increasing the validity of assessment data, as well as the company’s highly customizable platform and unparalleled customer service from a team of skilled educators, researchers and software developers.

“With Chalk & Wire’s support, we were able to develop systems in order to assess our newly created core curriculum across campus obtaining value-added data about student learning,” said Heidi Northwood, director of core curriculum, Nazareth College. “Demonstrating student learning is a critical task for all higher education institutions, as there is a growing demand for increased transparency and overall institutional value. Putting this into action can be daunting, but Chalk & Wire has helped us take the first step.”

Chalk & Wire allows Nazareth College’s students to create their own professional ePortfolios and submit specific assignments for multiple courses. Faculty members can then assess student learning against Nazareth’s newly designed college-wide rubrics using the system’s comprehensive assessment features including text and audio comment recording, as well as Chalk & Wire’s advanced analytics and customized data reporting tools. Students can also create a custom portfolio to showcase their skills and knowledge for post-graduate pursuits.

“Our goal is to give students accurate and frequent feedback about their progress towards essential skills, and to use this data ourselves to improve our academic programs and make public the value of a Nazareth education,” added Northwood.

Chalk & Wire, LTI 1.1 and LIS 2.0 certified, also integrates seamlessly with Nazareth College’s learning management system, Moodle.

Chalk & Wire offers higher education institutions a comprehensive, campus-wide platform that includes ePortfolios, forms & surveys, assessment processes, analytic, live reporting and accreditation management.

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About Chalk & Wire
With a market-changing, research-based approach to higher education assessment, Chalk & Wire has helped institutions demonstrate student competency and improve the evaluation of learning outcomes for nearly 20 years. To increase the validity of assessment data, Chalk & Wire’s market-leading assessment platform is built on its CoreValidity™ process, which drives alignment between faculty and leadership through a unified assessment language and raises inter-rater reliability earlier in the process. Chalk & Wire takes a consultative approach to helping institutions prove their value and efficacy as well as their ability to prepare students for their post-graduate pursuits. For more, visit

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