Caveon Vice President Steve Addicott Presenting at Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Conference

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.  Steve Addicott, Caveon co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is presenting two sessions at the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) International Conference, “Excellence and leadership in education, 2013,” being held from November 13-15, 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Addicott’s sessions include: Introducing Important Test Security Resources and Ten Years of Test Security:  The Road Traveled, The Road Ahead. Summaries of each session are below.

Introducing Important Test Security Resources: High-stakes tests are the gatekeepers to many educational and professional goals.  As such, the incentive to gain unfair advantage –to cheat– is high.  2013 is an auspicious year in test security, marked by the publication of several important, new resources for programs across myriad testing genres.  These informative works offer insights from experts within the testing community, psychometricians, and policymakers to help high-stakes test programs develop best practice guidelines, and design better test security systems. This session will introduce these important new resources that should be very useful to NIS participants.

Ten Years of Test Security:  The Road Traveled, The Road Ahead: In the past ten years, we’ve witnessed incredible changes in test security—both good and bad.  While new technologies have created ever-greater risks to reliable test results, other innovations have empowered test program leaders with new tools to better protect them.  Looking ahead, we know the challenges will not only be different, but even tougher.  In order to keep up, we’ll need creativity, technology, and of course, funding to invent new methods and tactics in the ongoing battle for test results that matter.  This session will explore answers to the question: what will test security look like in the coming years?

The NIS International Conference brings together top level educational leaders from around the world to discuss key issues and expand cooperation on important educational hot topics. The Conference will be held in three languages – Kazakh, Russian and English.