Welcome to the Balanced Assessment Wiki!


  • Increase knowledge of types of assessment
  • Make connections between 21st-century learning and assessment
  • Explore research to support balanced assessment and technology integration in assessment
  • Recognize the impact of Higher Order Thinking Skills in effective integration of technology into assessment
  • Demonstrate activities that integrate technology tools
  • Discuss questions related to the implementation of assessment supported by technology tools


  • Dr. Vivian Johnson is an Associate Dean of Technology and Learning in the School of Education at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Dr. Johnson uses technology to enhance instruction in her face-to-face courses (Blackboard, Inspiration, etc), developed the curriculum for The Teaching and Technology Certificate Program (a 4-course graduate continuing studies certificate program for licensed teachers), has created courses ( Microworlds, Logo, NIH Image Processing) in a summer program for young women in grades 5-8, and is involved in technology-related professional development activities for K-16 teachers (Identify Changes, Exploring Possibilities and Developing Technology Skills (ICED), faculty development with faculty in the Graduate School of Education, NSF Integrated Instruction In-service Project,). She is a frequent presenter on the topics of technology integration, technology-related professional development, and digital equity at local (2002, 2008 TIES conference, state wide broadcasted keynote address for 1999 Minnesota Technology Week) and national conferences (NECC 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997).

    • School of Education, Hamline University
    • 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
    • (Office) 651.523.2432

  • • Cara Hagen is an Education Technology Consultant at TIES in St. Paul, MN. At TIES Cara does professional development for educators interested in expanding their uses of education technology through coaching/mentoring, workshops, presentations, and the TIES Education Technology Conference. She has presented on topics related to technology integration at local, regional, and national conferences including Minnesota Catholic Education Association (2005, 2007, 2010), TIES Education Technology Conference (2006-2011), Education Minnesota Professional Conference (2008-2011), MEMO (2009, 2010) and ISTE/NECC (2007-2012).

    • TIES
    • 1667 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
    • (Office) 651.999.6505