Innovations in Testing 2024 Conference

Global Skills X-Change (GSX) is returning to the Innovations in Testing Conference for the second year in a row to take part as a co-presenter and panelist!  This year’s agenda promises to provide a combination of opportunities to share insights into new solutions and advances in technologies (e.g., generative AI), and to collaborate with thought leaders and industry experts about how to improve the efficacy of learning.  Plus, renewing the value of assessment and leveraging best practices to increase positive outcomes.

Bill West, EVP of Business Development at GSX, will be participating with other industry professionals during the following live sessions:

Monday, March 4

  • 10:00 – 10:50  How Do You Spell Relief? T-R-A-I-N-I-N-G
    Bill West, Jarrett Dyer, Donna McPartland, and Rory McCorkle
    “Risks related to exam security and privacy breaches are enough to keep seasoned executives up at night. One way to get relief is to make sure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities. In fact, training is a critical part of preventing serious breaches. So, who should you train and on what? This presentation will explore the types of training to provide to key stakeholders throughout the testing process. From volunteers to proctors to trusted insiders, the number of people who need to do the right thing to protect your test and your data is large. By implementing the right training for the right groups, you decrease the likelihood that a careless mistake will undermine your testing program. Working together, we will touch on common training tools that should be used by testing programs and vendors, regardless of whether they are for-profit or not-for-profit and regardless of the types of tests they deliver. From exam security to privacy issues, delivering training is a great way to provide relief to your organization. Join seasoned professionals as they share the key training you need so that you can have peace of mind when it comes to exam security and privacy protection.”
  • 4:10 – 5:00  It’s the Year 2034 – Was AI the Answer?
    Bill West and Paul Muir
    “In this session, we transport ourselves to the Year 2034 where renowned experts in the application of technology in assessment will guide conference attendees through an immersive experience of envisioning the possibilities and consequences of an AI-dominated assessment world, as we explore the culmination of over 10 years since the birth of OpenAI’s Chat GPT and use our crystal ball to imagine “what if?” Through engaging discussions, speculative scenarios, and interactive exercises, we will critically examine the profound effects we expect AI will have had on education and assessment. Our discussion will drive us to explore how can we responsibly shape the future of AI? We will delve into the importance of ethical frameworks, regulation, and responsible development of AI systems. We will explore the need for transparency, accountability, and inclusivity in AI technologies. And finally we will decide what do WE want the 2034 of the future to look like? Prepare to challenge your assumptions, expand your perspective, and contemplate the profound implications of AI on our collective future. Whether you are an educator, technologist, policymaker, or simply curious about the possibilities that lie ahead, this session will provide you with unique insights, inspiration, and a platform for thought-provoking discussions. And maybe we’ll bury our ‘conclusions’ in a time capsule and open them at ATP 2034? Now that would be fun…”

Tuesday, March 6

  • 9:45 – 10:30  Credentialing for Tomorrow
    Bill West, Rachel Schoenig, and Rory McCorkle
    “As enrollment at traditional four year institutions continues to decline, the pressure to provide new and unique opportunities for learner to gain and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competences has never been greater. Join us for an engaging discussion on the unique ways that employers, trade schools, community colleges and even high schools are preparing learners for the workforce and providing assessment opportunities. We’ll talk about what we’re seeing and where we think the world of credentialing is headed in the near future!”

If you would like to register for the conference or attend any of the available sessions, click here to visit the official Innovations in Testing Conference site powered by the Association of Test Publishers (ATP).  We hope to see you in Anaheim!

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