Insight: Rethinking Standardized Testing
About This Project
When schools rely on fact memorization to prepare for standardized tests, students lose interest in the subject matter and miss its connection to the real word. This tablet-based alternative tests students’ conceptual knowledge and creative problem solving in an engaging, exploratory format.
inSight was my senior capstone project consisting of research, design, user testing, and interactive prototyping. This year-long project was a collaboration with classmate Matt Denzer.
The test questions in the prototype focus on two science topics — the effect of plant roots on erosion and the effect of sunlight on plant growth. Each test question is an interactive piece through which students demonstrate skills and explain their understanding of the subject matter.
The final prototype is a combination of interactive elements and UI animations due to time constraints. It was built in HTML and jQuery, and the wrapped in PhoneGap to create a native iPad app.
Research & Design
Check out http://mariaszubski.com/insight.php for more information about our design process.