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Protecting a credentialing body’s intellectual property has become more difficult during COVID as many organizations moved to remote proctoring while test sites were closed. Now in a somewhat post-COVID world, how has COVID affected how credentialing organizations look at security? This session will gather a variety of credentialing professionals to provide their perspective on security concerns and threats in the current testing environment. Speakers will share their stories as they respond to security questions based their experiences.
Discussion topics include:
- Security Breaches
- Remote Proctoring
- Studying Sites
- Proactive Security Actions
- Data Analysis
- Copyrighting/Intellectual Property
Nicole Tucker is the Senior Director of Statistical Reporting and Analytics at PSI Services LLC, leading a team of Statistical Analysts, Psychometricians, and Research Scientists specializing in psychometric reporting and analytics to support the development of valid and reliable high-stakes assessments. In addition to psychometric reporting, Nicole manages the development and application of data forensic techniques used to detect trends consistent with fraudulent test-taking behavior, like proxy testing and item harvesting. Nicole holds a Master of Science in Statistics, Measurement, and Assessment, and Research Technology (SMART) from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has over 15 years of experience in test development and quantitative assessments.
Bob Whorton is Manager of Compliance and Security at the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). NCEES is a nonprofit organization made up of engineering and surveying licensing boards from all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It develops and administers the exams used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the country. As Manager of Compliance and Security, Bob is responsible for all areas of exam security including all exam-related incidents and irregularities. He has been at NCEES for 19 years. Before joining NCEES, Bob practiced as a consulting engineer for nearly 20 years. He is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina.
Camille Thompson is Vice President, Test Security at College Board, where she leads a team of security professionals in protecting the integrity of College Board’s exams. Camille works with stakeholders to provide strategic advice and investigative support for the SAT, PSAT, Advanced Placement Exams, CLEP and ACCUPLACER exams. Camille began her career in the testing industry with ACT, leading test security, test administration and test accommodations work in support of ACT’s assessments. Prior to her career in the testing industry, Camille practiced as a corporate and corporate finance attorney in Chicago. She is actively involved in Association of Test Publishers (ATP), contributing to several ATP publications and conferences as well as volunteering as past chair of the ATP Security Committee.
Cory Clark is the Director of Operational Excellence at Meazure Learning. He oversees the Quality, Security, Training and Process Improvement Teams. His team manages the quality of proctors and platform, investigates issues and complaints, identifies and remediates security issues, creates training , and produces new policies and procedures as improvement opportunities are identified. Cory graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Management Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science. He recently completed an Executive MBA Degree and holds certifications in Agile Project Management as well as Lean Six Sigma.
Rachel R. Watkins Schoenig, J.D., is the CEO of Cornerstone Strategies, a boutique firm dedicated to ensuring a foundation of trust for the assessment industry. Specializing in exam security and privacy services, the firm supports testing programs across the globe. Rachel also has the privilege of serving as Examity’s first chief science officer where she focuses on evolving Examity’s industry-leading approach to online proctoring, with a particular emphasis on enhancing security, privacy and the overall exam experience. Rachel brings a wealth of experience in international high-stakes testing. In the past decade, she created industry alliances to develop proctor training videos, led development of new data forensics, redesigned the security framework for an international multi-product testing company, developed an industry-leading program to deter impersonation testing, and designed innovative applications for use on personal devices. Rachel is admitted to practice law in several jurisdictions. Prior to founding Cornerstone, Rachel was the past Head of Test Security for ACT, Inc. where she leveraged her legal, international, and testing experience to improve exam security.