Pre-Conference Workshops

I.C.E. will host half-day workshops on Monday,  November 15.

Crafting Security and Privacy Policies for a Multi-Modal Delivery

Monday, November 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am CT

Speakers: Linda Adler, National Board of Medical Examiners; Kellie Early, National Conference of Bar Examiners; Jeff M. Marsh, Ascend Learning; Rachel R. Watkins Schoenig, Esq., Cornerstone Strategies LLC

Many testing programs have embraced multi-modal delivery during the pandemic, meaning they are offering their tests at both test centers and remotely at locations selected by their test takers.  This has required testing programs to reconsider long-standing policies designed to protect test content and integrity as well as address test-taker concerns regarding online proctoring.

What can testing programs do to adequately protect their exams while adapting to multiple delivery modalities?  What tools are available to help programs select policies and procedures that are right for both test-takers and the broader stakeholder community?  How can programs ensure that changes are properly implemented and expectations are aligned across the testing ecosystem?

Join testing professionals who have successfully navigated multi--modal delivery in an engaging and informative workshop to explore the processes, tools, and key considerations needed to craft multi-modal policies.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key policy areas that may need to be treated differently depending on modality.  Attendees will be better prepared to address areas within their own programs that may require divergent policies.
  • Identify potential risks and benefits associated with policy changes and mitigate those risks.  Attendees will have tools to help holistically evaluate proposed changes.
  • Successfully implement and communicate policy changes or differences across the testing ecosystem.  Attendees will leave with an expanded view of their ecosystem and the methods for aligning across all stakeholders to help successfully implement changes.

Track: Test Development and Administration
Level: Intermediate

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Strategic Leader Workshop: The Business of Credentialing and The Science of Innovation

Monday, November 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am CT

Speakers: Phil Gibbs, PhD, Steve Little, DBA, The Disruption Lab
 

The often repeated saying that “everything changed” with the pandemic is true in terms of how we office, work and learn. Like many sectors under this umbrella of activities, how we recognize stages of skill development and learning was already changing. Traditional diplomas and degrees from traditional institutions were already being supplemented with all types of badges, certificates, and credentials. Post pandemic this is likely to accelerate rapidly.

The objective of this workshop is to enable credentialing professionals to move from a reactive mode in this new environment to a proactive mode. These professionals have the opportunity to be innovative and adopt disruptive innovation processes that will allow them to grow their organizations in this time of change and transition.

Learning Objectives

The science of innovation has matured in a way that we now understand the patterns and processes that innovative companies use not only to make their organizations more relevant and efficient, but also to drive real growth. Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe processes and tools employed by leading organizations to innovate and grow the organizations,
  • Apply these innovation processes and tools in credentialing organizations,
  • Identify three specific next steps in each participant’s organization to accelerate the innovation and growth process.

Track: Business of Certification
Level: Advanced

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An Exercise in Perspectives: An interactive stakeholder exchange on licensure and certification

Monday, November 15, 1:00 - 4:00 pm CT

Speakers: Dale Atkinson, JD, and Margo Adams Larsen, PhD, Atkinson & Atkinson, LLC/The Atkinson Firm

It is often difficult to appreciate the roles in the day to day context of the business of credentialing. This session will focus on, explore, and discuss the various stakeholder perspectives in the world of licensing and credentialing.  

During the workshop, the presenters will share practical knowledge and challenge common misconceptions related to licensing and credentialing, and focus on developing the participant’s broader view of the role government, private sector, and consumers play in protecting the public and ensuring competency within practice and service delivery areas.

Learning Objectives

Come prepared to actively participate in conversations, exercises and learning activities. Upon completion of this workshop, participates will be able to identify:

  • the legal and practical roles involved in licensure and certification,
  • the various organizations that function within these sectors,
  • the legislative or organizational process for the mechanism, as well as key areas that are often misunderstood as protections or barriers for consumers in seeking services and for providers in seeking licensure or certification.

Track: Business of Certification
Level: Intermediate

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Integrating Decision-makers into the Standard Setting Process: A How-to for Licensure and Certification

Monday, November 15, 1:00 - 4:00 pm CT

Presenters: Brett P Foley, PhD and Corina Owens, PhD, Alpine Testing Solutions

Standard setting is arguably one of the most critical aspects of any certification exam program. It defines the expectations for the exam or the performance standard and then translates that performance standard into an exam cut score. Credentialing organizations often rely on psychometricians and subject matter experts when determining exam cut scores.  However, it is important to keep in mind that standard setting is ultimately a policy decision. Although decision-makers often have the final say on a test’s cut score, they sometimes lack the background and training to make a fully informed, psychometrically sound decision.

This workshop will present a systematic, multi-tiered, standard setting framework to help decision-makers integrate a broader range of considerations into their process while still honoring the experience, expertise, and judgment of subject matter experts.

Workshop presenters will guide attendees through two examples of implementing a role responsibility assignment matrix; one example in a licensure setting and one example in a certification setting. Further, workshop presenters will describe various types of feedback that could be used to inform the standard setting and decision-making process. Attendees will leave with a completed role responsibility matrix to support their next standard setting study.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to apply a Role Responsibility Assignment Matrix within the context of their own licensure or certification programs to better inform and utilize decision-makers throughout the standard setting process.
  • Attendees will be able to explain where in the standard setting process various types of stakeholders are expected to be involved.
  • Attendees will be able to describe 3-5 types of feedback that could be utilized to inform the standard setting and decision-making process of establishing an exam cut score.

Track: Test Development and Administration
Level: Intermediate

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