Presented at the I.C.E. Exchange 2022

Exam security is a constant concern for credentialing organizations. Still, there is often a disconnect between a desire to prevent, detect, and mitigate security threats and the ability to translate that desire into practice.

 During this workshop, two psychometricians will simplify those often-complex security analyses and provide concrete examples that will allow you to return to your credentialing organizations with a solid understanding of advanced security analyses in a way that is both practical and conceptually easy to understand and explain. They will discuss how to utilize data forensics to detect item pre-knowledge, collusion among test takers, cheating aids, proxy testing, and record hacking. This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of why a comprehensive approach to security should go beyond simple detection of security threats by focusing on prevention, detection, mitigation, and enforcement.   

Start the day with an accessible introduction to the importance of a comprehensive security solution that is timely, actionable, and grounded in psychometric theory and practice. Then move in to:

  • defining what preventative actions can be taken to deter anomalous testing behavior,
  • defining what data forensic and statistical analyses could be run to address your testing programs unique needs (and how to interpret those findings in a useful way),
  • providing guidance on defensible enforcement actions, and
  • recommending mitigation strategies to implement at the exam and program level to decrease security issues in the future.

At the end of the workshop you will leave with increased knowledge and tools to support timely, interpretable, understandable, and actionable steps that can be implemented at their own organizations.


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