Test Security Advances and Trends
Track: Security, Records and Data Management
Security continues to be a central concern for all high-stakes testing programs, especially as technology advances enable more powerful and sophisticated methods for cheating and content piracy. Fortunately, technology advances have also enabled innovation in test design and analytics to help organizations protect their intellectual property and preserve the integrity of their examination programs. This is particularly important for credentialing organizations that use examinations to assure the competence of candidates who provide trusted services to the public.
This session explores the application of modern methods to provide enhanced security. The use of performance-based testing has been made increasingly feasible as technology becomes better and cheaper, offering methods that are resistant to cheating and compromise. Likewise, data forensics has grown in popularity as Internet and computing technologies have become pervasive, providing ready access to candidate data and making it cost-effective to apply data-mining techniques in conjunction with a variety of statistical algorithms to model and detect various cheating and security breach scenarios. A diverse and seasoned panel of presenters representing two large credentialing programs and a global assessment service provider will draw from their real-world experience and research to discuss these methods, as well as future trends in technology-enhanced security, in an engaging and interactive session.