SALT LAKE CITY, UT. The US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently released Issues and Recommendations for Best Practice, a report on methods that support test result integrity. The report was developed with the help of well-known test security experts and Caveon leaders David Foster and John Fremer. Foster, Caveon Chairman & CEO, and Fremer, President, Caveon Consulting Services, along with other industry experts participated in panels hosted by NCES and shared their insights and experience on test integrity. The report is part of a broader effort by the Department of Education to identify and disseminate practices and policies to improve the validity and reliability of assessment results.
Said Fremer, “It is gratifying to see the importance of test security being championed at the highest levels of our country’s educational system. This level of attention will help ensure that we have fair and valid test results for making critical decisions regarding students, teachers, and schools.”
Four main areas of testing integrity are highlighted in the report. These include: the prevention of irregularities in academic testing; the detection and analysis of testing irregularities; investigations of alleged and/or actual misconduct; and testing integrity practices for technology-based assessments.
A full version of the report can be viewed at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013454. And, you can learn more about Caveon and its services at www.caveon.com and also by connecting with Caveon on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.