The Curry School of Education at University of Virginia Selects Chalk & Wire’s Assessment Platform

Ridgeway, Ontario – Sept. 9, 2014 – Chalk & Wire, the most trusted higher education assessment platform, announced today that the Teacher Education program at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVA) is now using its assessment platform and ePortfolios to effectively demonstrate student learning outcomes.

The Curry School selected Chalk & Wire based on the company’s ability to collect and analyze student learning data – far beyond accreditation purposes – through sophisticated assessment technology. Chalk & Wire will offer a highly flexible and customizable platform to evaluate student learning including video assessments.

Critical to the professional growth of students at the Curry School, video assessments allow professors to give both recorded audio and text feedback to students based on video clips of their instruction to help them improve their teaching skills.

“We are committed to data-driven decision making and Chalk & Wire’s philosophy and commitment to higher education assessment struck a chord with us,” said Linda Boone, administrative manager, UVA’s Curry School of Education. “From surveys to ePortfolios to research and reporting, Chalk & Wire offers all of the assessment tools we need to more efficiently analyze student learning.”

Additionally, Chalk & Wire will allow students at the Curry School to create their own professional ePortfolios to help them demonstrate their abilities to potential employers, a requirement for all teaching candidates.

“The Curry School is ahead of the curve as far as recognizing that ePortfolios can be used as a pedagogical tool to help students learn in a very collaborative manner,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO, Chalk & Wire. “Additionally, collecting student learning data will help them further strategic curriculum planning and support their broader teaching and learning goals.”

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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