Why use standard assessments?
Standard assessments give you (the economics instructor) an objective, repeatable measure of what your students know…
Back in 2017, the Cornell Department of Economics won a grant from the Active Learning Initiative (ALI) to incorporate active learning methods into several core undergraduate courses. George Orlov and Doug McKee started developing the Cornell Suite of Economics Assessments on this site in large part to evaluate the impact of the ALI on student learning. Our development process has involved many faculty and students at many institutions, and we could not have done this without their help.
Steven Zhu is the lead developer of the software behind this web site, and it is based in large part on work done by Natasha Holmes and Cole Walsh for the PLIC assessment site and the BIO-MAPS assessment site. Their work builds on that of the Lewandowski Group at the University of Colorado to support online administration of the E-CLASS assessment.