The past year has caused disruption, introspection and change across many industries including the global assessment community. The Association of Test Publishers’ (ATP) is excited to announce the continuation of the “New World of Testing (NWT)” Digital Series. This series will showcase the assessment community ingenuity to address unprecedented challenges as well as a myriad of concerns that we continue to face. These challenges and concerns touch all facets of the assessment enterprise. The NWT provides a forum for invited experts to share their knowledge and experience with the worldwide assessment community on these challenges and concerns along with other related topics.
The first webinar in this series for 2021 is Highlighting Your Value: How Can Standardized Testing Programs More Effectively Demonstrate Their Importance, Relevance and Purpose? This webinar will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST (4:00 – 5:00 UTC; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST).
Standardized testing programs have been under attack for a number of years, well before the pandemic, from a variety of stakeholders arguing that their exams are:
With the onset of COVID-19, which disrupted both educational and testing programs, such criticisms have become more strident than before, as critics and detractors cite the temporary interruption of testing as an opportunity to renew and amplify their calls to discontinue testing programs, whether for academic admissions or in some cases certification and licensure.
In this session, several prominent testing programs share their experiences of defending the purpose and the value of their programs and offer lessons and guidance on how other programs can do the same, whether during challenging circumstances or during more “normal” times.
Speakers: Eric D’Astolfo (Moderator), Pearson VUE; Wayne Camara, LSAC; Ashok Sarathy, GMAC; Judith Gundersen, National Conference of Bar ExaminersRSVP Today!
Please note: NWT events are available free to the staff of member and non-member organizations.