Examity at NCTA: Presentations you won’t want to miss
The NCTA (National College Testing Association) Conference is just around the corner, and Examity will be fully represented at the event. Taking place from August 14th-18th in Las Vegas, there will be many opportunities to hear leaders from Examity talk about the hottest topics in the online proctoring industry.
Here is where you can catch Examity during the NCTA Conference:
Let’s Talk About Cheating, Chegg, and ChatGPT
Tuesday, August 15th from 2:45pm-3:45pm
Cheating is nothing new, but the tools that can be used to support it are getting more sophisticated, smarter, and better funded. What are the issues these new technologies raise? How are these tools brought to market? And, how can testing programs and proctors better address these new realities? Join us for a review of some of the most talked-about tools for cheating and some of the methods for addressing them. We’ll explore these new technologies as well as better understand funding sources, legal remedies, and the practical implications of technology.
Wednesday, August 16th from 10:45am-11:45am
A hands-on session with leaders from Examity
Practicing Partnership Makes Perfect
Wednesday, August 16th from 1:30pm-2:30pm
Join leaders from Durham College and Examity as they share best practices learned from honing their business partnership within the context of high-stakes test delivery. The discussion will cover topics such as supporting multiple language options, establishing joint KPIs, 360-degree communication strategies, and empowering remote proctors. Attendees will walk away with insights on how to turn their vendors into partners and overcome the challenges of moving from in-person to online test delivery.
Security by the Numbers: Painting a Picture of Progress
Wednesday, August 16th from 2:45pm-3:15pm
In a recent fourth amendment case, a federal district court judge pointed to a lack of evidence demonstrating the efficacy of room scans. What are the numbers that support the value of proctoring? How can we demonstrate the effectiveness of the activities proctors are asked to perform? Is there evidence of the benefits proctors bring to academic integrity and exam security? Join exam security experts to discuss data supporting the value of human proctoring, room scans, and more. Attendees will come away with a more complete picture of the value proctors bring to test-takers and testing programs.
A Conversation about Conversations – Holistic Reflections on Managing Online Delivery
Thursday, August 17th from 10:45am-11:45am
Margaret Greenfield, Examity
Kathie Montognese, College Board
Cindy James, Thompson Rivers University
Join us for an exciting discussion where leaders from Examity, College Board, and Thompson Rivers University share 360-degree insights into the most common questions we’ve fielded about online delivery of the ACCUPLACER assessment. This discussion will cover topics such as addressing test anxiety, accommodations, demystifying online proctoring, and efficacy of online VS in-person delivery. Attendees will learn best practices for addressing these important questions both proactively and in real-time. There will also be time to address questions from the audience. Finally, with an eye to the future of online testing, learn how these organizations are using stakeholder feedback to prepare for the evolution of online delivery.
Remote Proctoring and Test Security – We Are in This Together!
Thursday, August 17th from 1:15pm-2:15pm
Who has a stake in test security and why? Students, proctors, faculty, admissions professionals, testing directors, and test developers all have something to lose each time the security of a test is violated. Remote testing is no exception. Please join us to gain a better understanding of test security from Examity and ACCUPLACER and how we can all work together in the best interest of students. Join testing professionals from a community college, Examity, and College Board for a lively discussion about the ins and outs of test security and how you can help support a culture of test security on your campus.
What Proctors Need to Know about Privacy Laws, Fairness, and Other Training Topics
Thursday, August 17th from 2:30pm-4:00pm
This session will provide an overview of the evolution of personal data and intellectual property protection, fairness, and the testing industry. We will discuss how these changes impact proctors and methods for improving compliance and training so staff are prepared to handle the data and the incidents that can arise during testing. Join testing professionals for an engaging and practical session.
Friday, August 18th from 10:45am-12:00pm
Don’t miss this vital closing keynote panel at the NCTA conference, featuring legal authorities in the testing industry, Rachel Watkins Schoenig and Marc Weinstein. They will explore the landmark Cleveland State University v. Ogletree case, wherein an Ohio Federal court ruled that a mandatory room scan during a remote proctored exam violated a student’s Fourth Amendment rights. The panel will shine a light on the delicate balance between privacy, technology, and academic integrity, distilling key lessons from the case, and mapping out the implications for the future of remote education and testing.
Let us know if you will be attending by reaching out to [email protected] to set up some time to connect, and make sure to visit us at booth # 206. We would love to discuss the conference with you, and how our solution can help enhance the testing experience and your institution’s testing program.
About the NCTA Conference
The NCTA Conference brings together professionals in the higher education space to take part in deeper discussions and engage in activities related to higher education. The event is the perfect opportunity for professional development and for benefitting your institution by collaborating and sharing insights with other like-minded individuals, resulting in effective outcomes for helping students and resolving testing needs.