Talent Science Company, Pairin, Inc., recently announced that it was selected by education consortium Project: BeReady as the tool of measurement for its initiative. The Project: BeReady initiative, which was aims to ensure secondary education students acquire 21st Century life and work skills, plans to develop the first validated measurement of attitudes, motivations and proficiencies predictive of academic and career success—and Pairin’s technology was selected to calculate this measurement.
As a part of the new initiative, Pairin offers a graphical 10-20-minute self-descriptive checklist taken by students at the beginning of the year. The survey will be conducted two to three times throughout the school year to gauge progress made on student development and provide useful information for students, teachers, families and administrators.
According to Pairin, survey results help teachers to focus specific approaches and trainings to student development, making the learning process more personalized and engaging, providing a future platform for educators to share best practices and.
“As Colorado continues to strive toward being the most innovative state in the nation we must work to educate and train Coloradans to earn employment in high tech fields,” said Stephanie Steffens, Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council. “Preparing our workforce to fill the gaps businesses identify as critical would be a lot easier if we could better innovate in education by measuring the behaviors that lead to success.”
Phase One of Project: BeReady was implemented over the first half of 2014, and it measured the effectiveness of Pairin’s survey. Results showed the latest versions of the test increased internal validity across numerous demographics and with low reference bias – a problem, Pairing says, no student-based behavioral survey has effectively addressed to date.
Project: BeReady Planning Partners plan to survey 10,000 or more students across the country by fall 2014, with open adoption scheduled for fall 2015.