Invited Speaker Sessions

On Friday, September 10, NCTA attendees will have the opportunity to attend two different general sessions.

9:50am - Protect the Test

Maintaining Integrity & Security in High Stakes Testing Programs

The speaker is Mr. Roddy Meade, Director of Global Security Operations with Prometric, the leading global provider of comprehensive testing and assessment services.

Mr. Meade's presentation will discuss practices for providing the best security possible for high stakes testing programs. It will cover proven standards for exam integrity in the areas of physical, operational, and network security in both paper/pencil and computer test lab environments. These protocols will include test room layout, test supervisor training practices, best practices for examinee monitoring, network security provisions, incident escalation procedures, notification to examinees of testing regulations, as well as self-audit procedures. The presentation will also discuss trends from leading global exam providers in best exam security practices and examine the continuously evolving methods of examinee misconduct, organized cheating, and exam theft.

1:30pm - The Regents Centers for Learning Disorders

The University System of Georgia Model for the Assessment and Accommodation of Cognitive Disorders in College Students

The panel of presenters includes Dr. Anne Imhoff, Director of the Regents Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia State University; Dr. George Shaver, Director of the Regents Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia Southern University; and Dr. Will Lindstrom, Director of the Regents Center for Learning Disorders at The University of Georgia.

In the early 1990s, the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia established three Regents Centers across the state to provide specialized assessments for college students with suspected learning disorders and to serve as a resource for identifying appropriate academic accommodations at the post secondary level. The centers also conduct clinical research, doctoral training, and community outreach in the areas of cognitive assessment and academic accommodations.

This session will discuss the history of the Regents Center Model; its scope of practice; and its process for determining eligibility. Accommodations and assistive technology for students with disabilities will also be considered.