Equity in Assessment

ANNY Statement on Equity:

The mission of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) has always focused on ways data can be used to help institutions of higher education to become better and meet the needs of their communities.  Now, more than ever, this effort requires a deeper look at practices for ensuring social justice and identifying and eliminating the practices that sustain systemic racism.

ANNY is committed to focusing intently on these issues of justice and, moving forward, we will bring new practices, tools, resources and perspectives that will best enable assessment professionals from New York and beyond to further the work of increasing diversity and creating more opportunities for students and communities of color.

In the coming months, webinars and conference sessions, articles and presentations will aid the ongoing national work of rethinking many central assessment practices and how they might be made to guide institutions in creating more just and equitable education systems. 

This is a complex task and we welcome all members, leaders, educators and thought partners to join us in this effort.  Here’s how you can contribute:

  • Share what you know via an ANNY webinar, conference session or keynote. Complete this form and we'll be in touch.
  • Join our social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
  • Offer suggestions to ANNY for ideas you have to advance this work by emailing: assessny@gmail.com

Equity in Assessment Resources:

  • Bauman, G. L., Bustillos, L. T., Bensimon, E. M., Brown II, M. C., & Bartee, R. D. (2005). Achieving equitable educational outcomes with all students: The institution’s roles and responsibilities. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

  • Carlson, E., Craigo, L., Hoontis, P., Jaffe, E., McGee, L. Sayegh, J. (2020, May)  Creating a Charrette Process to Ignite the Conversation on Equity and Inclusion, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2020.1756534

  • Gavin, M. H. (2020, May). Committing to equity: Building new approaches upon old systems. Leadership Abstracts, 33(5). Chandler, AZ: League for Innovation in the Community College.

  • Harris III, F., III, & Bensimon, E.M. (2008).The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assessing and responding to racial/ethnic disparities in student outcomes. In S. R. Harper & L. D. Patton (Eds.), New directions for student services: Responding to the Realities of Race on Campus. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

  • Heiser, C.A., Prince, K, & Levy, J.D. (No date). Examining Critical Theory as a Framework to Advance Equity Through Student Affairs Assessment. Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry

  • McNair, T. B., Bensimon, E. M., & Malcom-Piqueux, L. (2020). From equity talk to equity walk: Expanding practitioner knowledge for racial justice in higher education. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass.

  • Montenegro, E., & Jankowski, N. A. (2017, January). Equity and assessment: Moving towards culturally responsive assessment (Occasional Paper No. 29). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). 

  • Seelig, M.A. (2020, July) How 20 Years of Education Reform is Creating Greater Inequality.  Stanford Social Innovation Review, Palo Alto, CA


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