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Unlocking the Potential of Assessments

Unlocking the Potential of Assessments

By John Kleeman
This monthly series delves into creating, delivering and reporting on valid and reliable assessments. "Unlocking the Potential of Assessments" offers advice and thought leadership to those just starting out with assessments, those who have been in the industry at length and anyone with a keen interest in the future of assessments lead by host, John Kleeman.

Join Questionmark on our quest to discover and examine the latest in best practice guidance with a wide array of guests - including assessment luminaries, industry influencers, SMEs and customers - and discuss "all things assessment."
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Ep. 11 - Assessment Luminary: Bernt Nilsen, Datakortet
John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Bernt Nilsen, founder of Datakoret (ECDL Norway) and Norsk Test, the leading test developer and supplier of national certification programs in Norway. Bernt discusses how he got into the assessment world and shares what's important when running a testing service business, his best practice advice for creating high-stakes assessments and the value in anonymous testing.
27:30
January 12, 2021
Ep. 10 - Assessment Luminary: Alan Thiemann, Attorney and General Counsel to ATP
John Kleeman is joined by renowned attorney, Alan Thiemann of Hans Santos, PLLC and General Counsel to the Assocation of Test Publishers (ATP). Alan discusses how he got into testing and his role at ATP and dives into topics such as privacy and remote proctoring, how to avoid being taken to court for a bad test and testing controversies in the US.
28:17
November 24, 2020
Ep. 9 - Assessment Luminary: Liberty Munson, Microsoft
John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Liberty Munson, who is the Senior Psychometrician for Microsoft. Liberty discussess how she got into assessments, why people stay in jobs, the value of certifications and the future assessments, among other topics. Liberty also shares her aha! moment - listen to hear more!
33:54
September 9, 2020
Ep. 8 - Assessment Luminary: Jim Holm, Examity
John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Jim Holm, CEO of Examity, the leading solution for learning validation and test security. Jim discusses how he got into his current role and the challenges he's faced with COVID-19, and dives into remote proctoring, including the value, his best practice advice, the future of proctoring and his views on artificial intelligence and proctoring.
30:33
July 22, 2020
Ep. 7 - Assessment Luminary - Paul Crump, Cambridge Assessment
John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Paul Crump of Cambridge Assessment, the non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge that develops and delivers examinations and tests around the world through their three exam boards.  Crump discusses his background in assessments and dives into the Thinking Skills testing initiated by Cambridge Assessment and his best practice advice for those creating questions and assessment.
28:49
May 19, 2020
Ep. 6 - Assessment Luminary, Sue Martin, Certification Expert
Host, John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Sue Martin, a pioneer in the assessment industry responsible for implementing the first test center network in Europe. Sue shares her story and advice on transforming certification programs. Discover the five most important considerations when setting up your certification program.
29:52
April 15, 2020
Ep. 5 - Assessment Luminary - William G Harris, ATP
John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, William G Harris, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs. G Harris discusses his background in assessments and dives into his advice for those starting out in assessments, the importance of validity in assessments and the different sets of standards for testing, among other topics.
26:14
March 17, 2020
Ep. 4 - Assessment Luminary - Dave Foster, Caveon
John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Dave Foster, CEO of Caveon, the first test security company. Dave is a psychologist, psychometrician and recognized luminary in the measurement industry. In this episode, Dave discusses his background in assessments and dives into the main risks and threats of testing, his recommendations on the key measures you should take with test security and how statistical analysis fits into this, among other topics.
27:21
February 18, 2020
Ep. 3 - Assessment Luminary - Steve Dept, cApStAn
John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Steve Dept, CEO and founding partner of cApStAn, a high-profile language service provider. Steve received his education in English, Dutch, French and German but he is essentially an autodidact and a field practitioner. In this episode, Steve discusses his background in assessments and dives into good practice advice for translating tests, including the translation process, translation technology and other translation resources.
37:06
January 14, 2020
Ep. 2 - Assessment Luminary: Steve Lay, Questionmark
John Kleeman is joined by one of Questionmark's product managers, Steve Lay. Steve is an expert on scalable, computerized assessment and integration between systems, and has ensured that the million of assessments delivered by Questionmark are robust and scalable. He is also active in the IMS and other e-learning standards groups. In this episode, John dives into many topics with Steve including the impact of technology on the assessment process, QTI and LTI and proctoring.
34:56
December 4, 2019
Ep. 1 - Assessment Luminary: Jim Parry, Compass Consultants
Host, John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Jim Parry, who has over 40 years of experience as a course designer, developer and instructor. Jim discusses his 12-year tenure at the Coast Guard as a civilian employee as the Test Development and e-testing Manager, during which he guided the move from paper to online testing for the entire Coast Guard.
35:42
November 1, 2019