Workshops and Debates

Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Models are for more than just psychometrics: Innovations in content development that every testing organization should be considering seriously Monday, September 14, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET The landscape of high-stakes certification/licensure (C/L) assessment is constantly changing. For many testing organizations, gone are the days of a single administration requiring small numbers of items attached to a bank scale. As such, many of today’s assessments place greater demands on ...

  • Physical v Statistical Detection of Test Fraud - The TCA’s v. Psychometrician’s Showdown Monday, September 14, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET The testing industry impacts almost everyone on the planet. Promoting test security in all testing environments is essential to promote fairness and reliability. Despite the fact that testing impacts so many aspects of our lives, testing and test security have come under attack over and ...

  • The Rapid Growth of Online Proctoring: A Reaction to a Crisis on a Strong Movement into the Future? Monday, September 14, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET

  • Update on the ITC/ATP Guidelines for Technology-Based Assessments Monday, September 14, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET The collaboration between ATP and the International Test Commission (ITC) to develop new Guidelines for Technology-Based Assessments is well underway. In this session, an update will be provided on the contents of the Guidelines, the review process, and the expected timeline for completion. Suggestions from ...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Opening the Black Box of Data Analytics Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET To download the session materials, click HERE Testing organizations have become more aware of cheating incidents over the past two decades. This session will review the array of analyses being conducted to identify candidates, items, and groups which may be involved in cheating behavior, and ...

  • Update from the Technical Working Group of the ATP-NCTA Remote Proctoring Standards Committee Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET NCTA and ATP have collaborated to develop online proctoring standards for the testing industry. The Standard addresses live proctoring as well as other remote monitoring capabilities. As our industry continues to adjust to social distancing requirements, the Standard will provide critical guidance for testing programs, ...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • After the Pandemic: Should we Stay or Should we Go Now? Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET Many testing programs have made the move to go to online proctoring during the coronavirus pandemic. As social distancing restrictions ease, the question for many will be whether to stay with online proctoring or return to in person proctoring at brick and mortar centers. Join ...

  • Data Forensics–Applications, Limitations, and Best Practices Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET During the past 15 years, huge advances have been made in the forensic analysis of exam data. These analyses are conducted with the intent to discover vulnerabilities and potential test security violations through statistical evaluation of test results. This session will draw upon a variety of ...

  • Getting Started: Defining a Concept Statement for an Interactive Game-Based Assessment Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET Do you have a need for applying advanced design approaches and technologies such as simulations and games to your complex assessment needs? Do you find yourself asking "where do I start?" This workshop has been designed to answer that question. After a brief overview of ...

Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Improving the Candidate Experience: Prototyping and User Testing Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET Rapid item prototyping and user testing, like agile development, help you to learn quickly, discover quickly, and pivot quickly. The tactics we'll cover can be carried out rapidly and inexpensively. For example, an item screen can be prototyped on paper, to save on resources and ...

  • Incubator Live Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET ATP’s Incubator Live session will bring selected finalist innovators together with a panel of industry leader judges for a brief pitch on “stage” followed by a live, unscripted Q&A and discussion session. In this competitive event, following each presentation, the product is ...

Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Adapting and Maintaining Sustainability in Time of Crisis: A Credentialing Program Perspective Friday, September 18, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET Credentialing programs have been challenged from a number of angles over the past few months considering the impact of COVID. They had to quickly adjust to ensure sustainability and continue to demonstrate value to certificants and test takers. From changes to exam administration modality or ...

  • The Future of Secure Online Testing with No Proctors at All? Friday, September 18, 2020 | 12:20:PM - 01:20:PM ET The unusual circumstances surrounding the closure of testing centers as well as the shortage of online proctors for high-stakes testing should cause us to wonder about proctoring and what the future might hold for humans in that role. Is the complete replacement of proctors with ...