Exam Integrity Investigations: An Introduction to the Essentials
It’s time for an investigation…now what?
Attend this free webinar on Wednesday, January 21, Noon ET
In today’s high-speed, electronically connected society, exam integrity incidents occur more frequently and present greater risks to test sponsors and their examinations. When incidents occur that threaten the integrity of your exam, you must have a comprehensive investigation plan in place that your team members understand and are prepared to execute swiftly and thoroughly.
Thorough investigations of exam integrity violations are needed in response to a wide range of possible exam integrity incidents; from individual cheating, to collusion, to item harvesting. It’s important to have personnel trained and ready to respond with effective strategies to (1) detect and mitigate exam integrity vulnerabilities and (2) conduct internal exam integrity investigations when incidents occur.
Join our hosts, Marc Weinstein and Ben Mannes of Caveon Investigation Services as they discuss why a sound investigation plan is necessary, what to consider when an investigation is conducted, and why having the right resources is so important.
This webinar is free, and will only last about an hour.
Effective January 2015, the IT Certification Council will have a brand new Membership Director, as Duane Draper has stepped into the Chair role. Steve Addicott is one of the founders of Caveon Test Security, and currently serves as Senior Vice President. He is an experienced technology professional and self-proclaimed test security evangelist. With 25 years of industry experience, Steve’s career has focused on growing companies in the technology and measurement arenas. In addition to driving Caveon’s growth, Steve is deeply involved in the delivery of Caveon’s proprietary security services to myriad testing companies. Through hundreds of client engagements, Steve has gained a close perspective of the security challenges faced by testing organizations, and recognizes the most effective means of confronting those challenges.
Addicott has been instrumental in shaping test security policy around the use of data forensics in certification and licensure and in K-12 education. In this arena, his expertise has influenced test security policy at the state, district and local levels. He spearheads Caveon’s ongoing work with many large, international certification and licensure programs and several state departments of education, formalizing the use of Caveon services into their test result quality assurance processes.
An avid cyclist and skier, Steve resides in Park City, Utah with his wife and two children.
Several industry leaders, including Caveon Test Security, came together to host the first annual Conference on Test Security, which focused on how to improve exam security for hundreds of certification, licensure and educational programs across the country and world.
Attendee Christy Frederes, Manager, Test Security, Ascend Learning stated, “The sessions offered at this year’s COTS spanned so many topics for Test Security operations, from building a test security plan to investigation techniques and auditing test center plans. All were so informative with practical steps to help implement or add to your own processes and practices. An invaluable experience!”
Watch Dr. Jamie Mulkey, Executive Director of the Institute for Exam Security, share an important announcement that happened at this year’s Conference on Test Security, held in Iowa City in October 2014. Find more information about the event here.
Protecting Your Tests Using U.S. Copyright Law
Wednesday, February 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
Part of the Caveon Webinar Series
U.S. copyright laws can be used to protect the integrity of your tests and keep your exam from being copied. And when your exam content winds up online, the U.S. Copyright laws can also be used to remove that content from infringing web sites.
Kenneth Horton, from the law firm of Kirton and McConkie, will discuss key issues on this important topic. With a technical degree, a business degree (MBA), and a legal degree, Ken provides a multi-disciplinary approach to intellectual property services. These services are enhanced by his constant research into both the legal and strategic aspects of intellectual property required by his teaching position as an associate professor in IP Strategy. Ken exhibits an entrepreneurial flair through investing in—and consulting with—technology-focused companies.
Ken will be joined by a member of the Caveon web patrol team who will discuss other aspects of finding infringing content online.
Register for the webinar here.