After speaking with several admissions teams, we uncovered two common problems that have become a major part of the newly redesigned Kira platform:
- Schools are too focused on grades
- There is an inevitable bias when admissions teams are reviewing applications.
We've made some big changes to help solve these problems. Watch the video walkthrough to see what's new.
Better predict fit and potential success of future graduates by selecting competencies important to your program and crafting questions around them. When it’s time to review, your team assesses applicants on these pre-defined competencies.
2. A New Reviewer Experience Designed to Reduce Bias
The two major challenges when it comes to reviewing applicants are, maintaining reviewers’ consistency in scoring and making sure all applicants are assessed in a fair and objective manner.
We’ve made two feature changes to help reduce bias:
Rubrics help align all your reviewers. Each response is now tied to a competency with your defined description. The rubric ensures all reviewers are looking for the right things when reviewing each applicant’s responses.
Per competency rating and overall score. Lower subjectivity from reviewers with a rating per response. Each response is tied to a competency that the reviewer is responsible for scoring on a three-point scale, poor, good or exceptional. After your reviewers have rated all your applicant’s individual responses, the ratings add up to create an overall fit score for your applicant.