Webinar Series: COVID's Impact on Assessments

COVID’s Impact on Assessments – an NCME Webinar Series

2020 is a unique year. Not only is COVID-19 impacting our everyday lives in many ways, it is also leading to some short-term and potentially long-term changes to assessment practices and the measurement field. In this NCME webinar series, practitioners and researchers will discuss the assessment challenges associated with the pandemic and identify best practice solutions to them. We encourage all measurement and assessment professionals to participate!

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All webinars are offered on Thursdays, 3:30‒5:00 pm EST, beginning January 14, 2021.

 January 2021

Date

Types of Assessment

Facilitator

Session Title

Speakers

January 14

K–12

Ellen Forte

Test Design, Score Use, and Interpretations: Implications of the Pandemic

Allison Timberlake,
Georgia Department of Education

Vince Verges,
Florida Department of Education

Jennifer Dunn,
Questar Assessment, Inc.

January 21

K–12

Licensure/Certification

Ye Tong

Unmasking Equating Challenges

Bob Lee, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Jen Beimers & Sarah Quesen, Pearson

Amanda Wolkowitz, Alpine Testing Solutions

Mike Kolen, University of Iowa

January 28

K–12

Marianne Perie

When Standard Setting Must Go On…

Casey Haugner, Tennessee Department of Education

Marianne Perie, Measurement in Practice, LLC

Eric Moyer, Pearson

Karla Egan, EdMetric LLC

 
February 2021
All webinars are offered on Thursdays, 3:30‒5:00 pm EST,

Date

Types of Assessment

Facilitator

Session Title

Speakers

February 4

K–12

Susan Davis-Becker

Are we ready for Remote Administration and Proctoring with K–12 Students?

Jennifer Dugan, Minnesota Department of Education

Viji Somasundaram, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Jennifer Judkins, Maryland State Department of Education

Ye Tong, Pearson

February 11

K–12

Marianne Perie

Interim Assessment in the COVID World

Maria Harris, Oklahoma Department of Education

Patrick Meyer, NWEA

Kristen Huff, Curriculum Associates

Marianne Perie, Measurement in Practice, LLC

February 18

K–12

Ellen Forte

K–12 Assessments for Special Populations in the Time of COVID

Audra Ahumada
Arizona Department of Education

Toni Wheeler,
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Molly Faulkner-Bond,
WestEd

Sheryl Lazarus,
The TIES Center and the National Center on Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota

February 25

Licensure/Certification

Susan Davis-Becker

Remote Administration and Proctoring in Credentialing Exams: Opportunities and Challenges.

Jim Wollack, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Kimberly Swygert, NBME

Liberty Munson, Microsoft Worldwide Learning

Amin Saiar, PSI Services


March 2021
All webinars are offered on Thursdays, 3:30‒5:00 pm EST,

Date

Types of Assessment

Facilitator

Session Title

Speakers

March 4

Licensure/Certification

Susan Davis-Becker

In Response to a Pandemic: COVID’s Impact on Credentialing Policies and Designs

Phil Dickison, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Judith Gunderson, National Conference of Bar Examiners 

Pooja Shivraj, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

March 11

Other Exams

Marianne Perie

Other Assessments: How Has the Pandemic Affected Them?

Dianne Henderson, ACT

Alina von Davier, Duolingo

April Zenisky, University of Massachusetts 

Kadriye Ercikan, ETS

March 18

All Assessments

Ye Tong

Assessments in the Near and Far Future

Jennifer Randall, University of Massachusetts

Lorrie Shepard, University of Colorado 

Andrew Ho, Harvard University