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Effective & Integrated e-Assessment [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 17

10:45am MDT

Cohesive e-Assessment using LTI, OneRoster, QTI, and Caliper Analytics
Use of LTI, OneRoster, QTI, and Caliper Analytics standards can facilitate a cohesive testing experience for students and teachers as they can help unify summative and formative test functionality, resulting in elimination of intrusive administrative tasks while increasing the sophistication of available analytics. This presentation will demonstrate how each interoperability standard contributes to better e-assessment based on our experiences building and integrating an assessment platform designed for both summative and formative e-assessment.


Adrian Hutchinson

Software Architect, Pacific Metrics Corporation

Bill Mistretta

VP Technology and Service Operations, Pacific Metrics Corporation

Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am MDT

11:30am MDT

CAT in the Box: Introducing a Standard on Computer Adaptive Testing
Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, implementations of CAT have always been proprietary and not interoperable. To address this, IMS formed a Workgroup in 2016 to formulate a Standard on CAT: a set of best practices to extend QTI to include all necessary data and define a much needed API for adaptive engines. During this presentation, we will discuss past and future implementations of CAT and best practices defined.

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Arjan Aarnink

Enterprise Architect, Cito
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Mark Molenaar

CTO, Open Assessment Technologies

Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT

1:00pm MDT

Do the Math: Implementation of Standard Math Interaction Types in aQTI
The aim of this session is to open a conversation about what types of math item interactions would most benefit from incorporation into the IMS aQTI specification. To facilitate the conversation, presenters, which include vendors and end users will discuss tools and platforms used in K-12 math assessments and share thoughts on how to integrate the most effective math interaction types into the aQTI specification.

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G. Anthony Benners

Senior Director, NYC Department of Education
Dr. George Anthony Benners is Senior Director of Assessment Design and Evaluation at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), where he leads a team of educators and assessment professionals advising on quality of content, psychometrics, and technology supporting new and... Read More →

Howard Everson

Director for Assessment Research & Design, SRI International
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Mark Molenaar

CTO, Open Assessment Technologies

Nate Ober

CTO, Questar Assessment, Inc.

Guillermo Tejeda

Director of Assessment Technology, New York City Department of Education

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT

1:45pm MDT

Kids celebrate their learning using QTI and Caliper
In this session we will present a new assessment application consisting of small tests (using QTI) that aim to measure very small learning objectives in math. A student is able to celebrate their learning achievements when a specific learning objective is reached. A teacher dashboard helps teachers keep track of their students' performances. The system uses Caliper to track and process planning and assessment events.

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Marcel Hoekstra

Software Developer, Cito
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Saskia Wools

Manager CitoLab, Cito

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT

2:35pm MDT

"Computational Psychometrics, Real-Time Analytics, and the Importance of Standards "
ACT is evolving its systems and analytical models to enable real-time personalized insights, interventions, and predictions. In this session we’ll discuss three aspects of ACT’s work towards this future state: 1) ACT’s early work in building cognitive diagnostic models for learning & assessment systems utilizing computational psychometrics 2) ACT’s Learning Analytic Platform (LEAP) which supports real-time data ingestion and analytics 3) the importance of IMS Global standards in supporting the ecosystem.

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Jason Carlson

Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, ACT
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Kurt Peterschmidt

Lead Architect, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, ACTNext

Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm MDT

3:20pm MDT

Leveraging Learning Platforms to Drive Student Outcomes at Scale
It is not often that we find strong evidence of low-cost, scaleable, and easy to implement methods to improve student outcomes. Partnering with Dr. Peter Bergman at Columbia University, this session will describe innovative studies using McGraw-Hill Education technology platforms and e-Assessments to uncover cheap interventions that are proven to have measurable impacts on student learning.


Peter Bergman

Assistant Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Sam Elhag

CPO, McGraw-Hill Education

Alex Farivar

VP, Product, McGraw-Hill Education

Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm MDT
Thursday, May 18

8:30am MDT

Practical Considerations for Integration of Authoring and Delivery Systems
This presentation focuses on how QTI and APIP standards have helped enable the effective integration between content authoring and delivery systems and the practical considerations of integration. While the standards provide a strong foundation for enabling integration and interoperability, there are practical considerations that need to be addressed. The presentation will review means for addressing these considerations and discuss implementation decisions related to them.


Chris Jezek

Director of Custom Engineering, Pacific Metrics

Tyrone Turner

Senior Software Engineer, Pacific Metrics Corporation

Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am MDT

9:15am MDT

Facet - A National Testing System - Next Steps
The Dutch Ministry of Education has developed the testing system Facet. With Facet, we did 1.2 million deliveries in 2017, both summative high stake exams and diagnostic tests. We now focus on the next steps. Can we use the core of Facet as a National Open Source testing infrastructure? Can we use Facet effectively and also comply to the latest privacy regulations? Can we use Facet to enhance the use of open standards in education?

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Nynke De Boer

College voor Toetsen en Examens

Thursday May 18, 2017 9:15am - 9:45am MDT

10:00am MDT

Leveraging Open Standards to Expand Access and Increase Flexibility for PARCC
The PARCC consortium has required QTI/APIP compliance since its inception. As PARCC program goals have evolved, adherence to and implementation of QTI and APIP specifications has become even more important. This session will focus on how PARCC’s open-standards adoption and implementation strategy has prepared the consortium to expand access to PARCC content and increase flexibility of vendor choice for PARCC states.


Chloe Torres

Director, Assessment Technology, PARCC, Inc.

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT