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Planning and Facilitating Your Credential Program Meetings

  • 26 Feb 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • American Osteopathic Association, 2nd Floor, 142 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL

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Chicago Quarterly Meeting

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American Osteopathic Association
2nd Floor
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL

Planning and Facilitating Your Credential Program Meetings

Meetings! Meetings! Meetings!

Learn best practices for making the most of your, your staff’s and your SMEs’ valuable time.


Routine meetings are part of the typical life cycle of credentialing programs. Hear from our panelists on how to facilitate your credential program meetings, determine the best format for your meeting, and decide which important meeting objectives should be considered to ensure an efficient and effective meeting for all involved.

Topics include the pros & cons of hosting your meeting(s) in conjunction with your annual conferences, meeting facilitation methods and formats, considerations and limitations for in-person or remote meetings, recruiting and onboarding SMEs, and more.

Speakers:

Reed A. Castle, PhD

Dr. Reed A. Castle received his doctorate from the University of Nebraska in quantitative methods and taught University-level statistics for two years. During his graduate studies his research focused on various Computer Adaptive Testing strategies. He has worked for multiple testing organizations serving as a psychometrician, director of departments, consultant and owner. He currently is the executive vice president for Professional Testing, Inc. based in Orlando Florida.

As a professional he has conducted over 75 Job Analysis studies, many Cut-score studies and has over fifteen years of experience. As an expert, he has participated in and testified in legal cases on psychometric and certification issues. His research interests include job analysis techniques and transitioning traditional paper-based testing programs to computer adaptive testing programs. Applying his research interest to practice, Dr. Castle has built Computer Adaptive Testing systems.

Dr. Castle presents at educational conferences including the ICE, ATP, NCME and CLEAR. His presentations focus on innovative approaches to testing and providing introductory education on classical and modern measurement techniques applied to certification. He was a contributing author to Clear Exam Review Journal and recently served his last year of a six-year appointment as a psychometric commissioner for the National Council for Certifying Agencies. Dr. Castle is a member of the Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) on behalf of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) administration of International Standard ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity Assessment—General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.

Evelyn Ronkowski, MAT, MFA

Evelyn Ronkowski, MAT, MFA, is the managing editor at the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME). She oversees item-writing workshops, which have included over 600 attendants and produced over 10,000 items in the past four years. In her work with meetings, she has helped the organization streamline emails, surveys, and feedback loops.


Sarah D. Schnabel, PhD

Dr. Schnabel has served as the psychometrician for the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2014. In that time, she has contributed expertise to exam development, administration, and scoring for several high-stakes certification examinations. She has facilitated numerous standard setting studies and oversaw the development and phase-in of new test blueprints for three examinations between 2016 and 2018. Dr. Schnabel also serves as an adjunct instructor at UIC, teaching a course on large-scale testing to graduate students. Dr. Schnabel earned a master’s degree in measurement, evaluation, statistics, and assessment in 2012, and doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) in 2018.

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