Thursday, May 05, 2005

"Current Challenges in Educational Testing" conference

FYI - "pass along" post from NCME listserv

ACT and the Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment (CASMA) of the University of Iowa are sponsoring a one-day conference on Saturday, November 5, 2005, at ACT's conference facilities in Iowa City.

A Keynote Address will be given by Laura Schwalm, Superintendent, Garden Grove Unified School District, Orange County, CA, winner of the 2004 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

Sessions and speakers include:
  • (1) Welcome (Richard Ferguson, CEO, ACT; David Skorton, President, University of Iowa)
  • (2) K-12 Testing and NCLB (Robert Linn, University of Colorado and CRESST)
  • (3) Computerized Grading of Essays (eRater; KAT; Vantage Learning)
  • (4) NAEP 12th Grade Testing (Sharif Shakrani, National Assessment Governing Board; Ted Stilwill, former Director of Iowa Department of Education)
  • (5) Non-cognitive Assessment in College Admissions and the Workforce (Robert Sternberg, Yale; Michael Campion, Purdue; Paul Sackett, University of Minnesota).
  • (6) Panel Discussion on a "Hot Topic"
  • (7) Reception

The registration fee is $50 (includes breakfast, lunch, and reception). The registration deadline is October 7, 2005. To register starting June 6, and to obtain travel and hotel information, go to

Contributing sponsors include the College Board, CTB/McGraw Hill, Harcourt Assessment, Measured Progress, National Evaluation Systems, Riverside Publishing Company, and Vantage Learning.

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