2022 Book Study

NCTA Book Study - Week 1
Originally Aired Thursday, January 13, 2022
Facilitated by Sally Carter, Southeast Missouri State University

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2022 Webinars

What We Didn't Know!
Originally Aired November 30, 2022
Presented by Alejandro Martinez, Texas A&M International University
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Annual Conference Proposal Submission Webinar
Originally Aired January 19, 2022
Presented by Sally Carter and Naora Ben-Dov, Dov Educational Services


2018 Virtual Conference

2020 Virtual Conference Videos

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2021 Book Study

NCTA Book Study - Week 4
Originally Aired Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Facilitated by Sally Carter, Southeast Missouri State University

NCTA Book Study - Week 3
Originally Aired Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Facilitated by Sally Carter, Southeast Missouri State University

NCTA Book Study - Week 2
Originally Aired on Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Facilitated by Sally Carter, Southeast Missouri State University

NCTA Book Study - Week 1
Originally Aired on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Facilitated by Sally Carter, Southeast Missouri State University

2021 Webinars

Accommodations at a Distance: Navigating and Integrating Disability Accommodations in a Post COVID World
Originally Aired November 9, 2021

Abby Hart, The University of Texas at Arlington
Felicia Wabara, The University of Texas at Arlington
Hayden Roney, The University of Texas at Arlington

Preparing for and administering exams with accommodations can be challenging in a perfect testing world. How has accommodated testing changed for students and staff in a post COVID world? While some students can test on campus and give the opportunity to collaborate with a university’s academic disabilities office, others must test virtually and both circumstances present unique challenges and requirements in all stages of testing. We will explore the challenges of working with Examity to incorporate accessibility computer programs into virtual TSI testing as well as preparing for use of Braille test booklets, readers, scribes, and other visual impairment testing aids for in-person TSI tests in pre, during, and post-test conditions. The presentation will conclude with what we believe to be best practice and answering questions from the audience.

The Ideal Test Center Lyceum
Originally Aired October 14, 2021

Presenter: William Thelen, Central Washington University

A Lyceum is an association that provides for public lectures or discussions that started in 1826 and was a popular method of education in the United States for many years. In the spirit of a Lyceum, please join us for a discussion of what constitutes an Ideal Test Center. We will discuss and review various test center floor plans and pictures of test centers. If time permits we will discuss other ideas for the Ideal Test Center. New ideas and concepts will be incorporated into the upcoming Ideal Test Center handbook.

The Psychology of Cheating
Originally Aired June 7, 2021

Naora Ben-Dov, Dov Educational Services

NCTA 2021 Conference Overview
Originally Aired Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Jody Atkins, NCTA Operations Manager/Comptroller/Conference Planner
Sally Carter, NCTA Program Chair
Arrayon Farlough-Rollins, Conference Chair


2020 Webinars

Testing at a Post-Secondary Institution During a Pandemic
Originally Aired Monday, June 1, 2020

Presenter: Dr. Cindy James, Thompson River University

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on testing services in higher education. In most cases, testing centers have closed and/or transitioned to virtual services. Eventually testing centers will reopen, but how will testing services be provided during a pandemic? This presentation is designed to answer that question based on experience. Specifically, the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Assessment Centre resumed limited testing services at the beginning of May. To reopen, the Centre had to revamp its procedures in order to adhere to social distancing and other pandemic protocols. During this webinar, an overview of these changes and their impact on testing will be presented.

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DIY Online Testing in a Pandemic, Exam Creation, Administration, and Proctoring for Educators
Originally Aired Thursday, May 4, 2020

Presenter: David Foster, Caveon

Due to recent global events, remote learning and assessment have become critical factors in helping students to complete courses. Caveon is now offering educators at every level (including NCTA members) the free use of the exam development platform, Scorpion™, to move exams online, schedule them with students, and proctor them— all using their own resources.This DIY model integrates with popular LMS systems, takes surprisingly little time to implement, and suits the current learning models and economic conditions of present day and future educators. In the webinar, you’ll receive:
•    A high-level description of the free tools available to educators
•    Guidance on how to get started immediately
•    Basics of how to DIY your own online test creation, administration and proctoring
•    Highlighted features of Scorpion Pro (the paid version of the platform)


Online Testing in a Pandemic: How to Promote Academic Integrity and Achieve Valid Results

Donna McPartland, McPartland Privacy Advising LLC
Jarret Dyer, College of DuPage and President, National College Testing Association
Rachel Schoenig, Cornerstone Strategies, LLC and Chair, ATP Workforce Skills Credentialing Division
Ray Nicosia, Educational Testing Services

Going online is about more than the technology. It includes legal, privacy, and security considerations to help ensure that assessment results are valid and achieved with integrity. This session is designed by experts to help academic institutions as well as education and credentialing programs think beyond the online testing technology. Speakers offer a worksheet for evaluating technology capabilities as well as checklists for educators and program directors to use to create a robust, secure, and effective online test event.
This session is free and will be offered numerous times to reach those in need of this information. To ensure quality, the content will be recorded and then experts available after the session to engage in Q&A. Please feel free to share this.

How to Prepare For a Successful Pilot: Sharing a Proven and Repeatable
Originally Aired Thursday, January 16, 2020

Presenter: Shawna Belleau, Director of Sales, Akindi

Before you invest in new technology, you want to determine if it’s the best solution for your organization. In this session, presenters will discuss how to prepare for a successful pilot—sharing a proven and repeatable process informed by first-hand experience piloting a web-based assessment software. Attendees will learn how to account for critical factors, like how to identify potential roadblocks and engage early adopters. This session will also answer specific questions, such as, “When should I coordinate a pilot?” and “How can I collect feedback data?” This step-by-step pilot guide will help attendees strategically plan and smoothly execute pilots, without unnecessary stress or costly mistakes.

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