2022 I.C.E. Exchange
The world of credentialing is diverse and continuously evolving. If you would like to share and challenge yourself to new ideas in the credentialing space, join Examity and experience the I.C.E. Exchange from October 17-20 in Savannah, Georgia. Engage with other professionals in the credentialing community and gain insight through a variety of high-quality learning opportunities, including informative sessions presented by experts from Examity.
Make sure to also stop by our booth to chat with us and learn how online proctoring can enhance your organization’s credentialing program, and enter our raffle for a chance to win a YETI Rambler Tumbler or a pair of Apple AirPods Pro.
About Our Sessions:
Testing Bootcamp 101: A Testing Workshop
Monday, October 17th at 1:00 PM EST
If you’re new(ish) to testing, or have a new role in your organization, this is the session for you! Join seasoned professionals as they take you through an engaging, hands-on session that will give you a firm foundation for understanding the broader business of testing.
During the workshop, the presenters will break testing down to the basics. Attendees will work on some of the critical “must-know” concepts that will position you to better understand the business of testing. Understand the difference between a CAT and a LOFT, why test-taker agreements are so important, how to think about exam security and privacy, and what psychometricians really do. The presenters will also share some of the trends in the industry and emerging technologies to keep an eye on – from AI to AIG and beyond.
Sunshine and Roses or Doom and Gloom? Debating the Future of Testing
Tuesday, October 18th at 10:15 AM EST
The opt out movement is in full swing in the education space. From K-12 to admissions, critics are vocally urging leaders to forego standardized testing, and their advocacy is seeing results. Today, more colleges and universities are test optional than at any time in the past. Does this foreshadow changes in the credentialing and licensure space? Is it possible that testing will become just one of several options individuals can use to demonstrate their qualifications for a job or profession?
Join seasoned professionals for a spirited debate on the future of testing. Explore these issues and leave with key considerations to help shape the journey ahead for the assessment industry. It’s a session you won’t want to miss!
Innovative Assessment Strategies: Are They Accessible to Candidates with Disabilities?
Wednesday, October 19th at 9:00 AM EST
Innovative credentialing programs consistently review and evaluate the effectiveness of assessment design. Credentialing organizations have developed and implemented innovative assessment strategies, including unique item types, simulations, gaming, performance testing, and multi-modal forms of assessment. Indeed, the industry has witnessed a myriad of technological advances, which have evolved test development and delivery to mirror the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes of candidates in their job roles. But while these advances are exciting to test developers, they may be problematic for candidates with disabilities. Can we develop innovations in our test design and test delivery, while still accommodating candidates with disabilities who have unique accessibility needs? This session will focus on key areas of consideration for test developers as they pursue new and innovative assessment content and methods for delivery.
Snakes in the Grass: Protecting Your Program from Remote Access Proxies
Wednesday, October 19th at 2:30 PM EST
Where once testing programs would confront impersonators and imposters in-person, the mass migration to online remote testing has forced programs to combat these fraudsters through the ether. Proxies are now taking tests by remotely accessing test-takers’ computers. This form of cheating is increasingly common and incredibly hard to detect. Accessing a test-taker’s computer is now easy (and profitable). Not only can scammers advertise their services on social media, but they can even prospect for new business.
How can a program protect itself from these snakes in the grass? By working together, test professionals can unite and work collaboratively to identify known proxy rings and render them impotent. This session will share key lessons learned in confronting these proxies and their impact on test results, specifically addressing new methods, both simple and sophisticated, that can be employed to subvert remote access proxies.
Taking an Exam: The Candidate Experience
Wednesday, October 19th at 4:15 PM EST
Taking an exam is stressful. Test anxiety is real, and can cause candidates to fail an exam over and over based on a job they are already performing. Do we care? Should we care? We say “yes.” Candidates invest time and money preparing and sitting for exams. While credentialing bodies focus on the security and integrity of the exam, evaluating the candidate’s experience is often an afterthought, if even considered at all. If you do care, what can you do to make the experience less stressful for the candidate?
Please join us as we discuss candidate perspectives and expectations, and the variety of ways that you can attract your desired candidate pool.
The Online Proctoring Gold Mine: Blending Data Streams and Synthesizing Information to Ensure Validity and Security of Exams Delivered Online
During the shift to online proctoring, many programs were faced with a mountain of data that they never had convenient access to. Test centers and vendors historically stored that information, and it was only requested when something went wrong. Summary incident reports are typically provided, but additional information is by request only. Investigations are often stifled by third party actions that prevent timely response.
Online is different, since everything is flagged near real-time, and direct access is provided to the program. Review the common types of information available through online proctoring, and strategies for analyzing the data available, to ensure that you’re making the most of your time and money.
For more about the I.C.E. Exchange, or to register for the event, visit the conference’s website.
About the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.)
The Institute for Credentialing Excellence, or I.C.E., is a professional membership association that provides education, networking, and other resources for organizations and individuals who work in and serve the credentialing industry. I.C.E. is a leading developer of standards for both certification and certificate programs, and it is both a provider of and a clearing house for information on trends in certification, test development and delivery, assessment-based certificate programs, and other information relevant to the credentialing community.