Future of Assessment Presentation

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How Technology is Shaping the Future of Assessment: Reimagining the Possibilities

Presentation and Activity lead by Liberty Munson, Microsoft

Wednesday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Central

In this session, we’ll explore the ways in which technology can shape the future of assessment. Historically, we have used low fidelity approaches to skills assessment (i.e., multiple choice questions) because they were easy to score and easy to scale. Technology is enabling us to create higher fidelity solutions that are quickly becoming reality rather science fiction. Technology can be used to fundamentally change not only how we measure skills but which skills we measure. The challenge for all of us is just how can we leverage technology to reimagine how we design, deliver, and maintain our exams? 

Come away from this presentation feeling inspired to challenge the status quo of assessment and leverage the full potential of technology to measure skills more accurately.

About the Speaker

Liberty Munson is the Director of Psychometrics for the Microsoft Worldwide Learning organization and is responsible for ensuring that the skills assessments in Microsoft Technical Certification are valid and reliable measures of the content areas that they are intended to measure. She is considered a thought leader in the certification industry, especially in areas related to how technology can fundamentally change our approach to assessment design, development, delivery, and sustainment, and has proposed many innovative ideas related to the future of certification. 

Prior to Microsoft, she worked at Boeing in their Employee Selection Group, assisted with the development of their internal certification exams, and acted as a co-project manager of Boeing’s Employee Survey. She received my BS in Psychology from Iowa State University and MA and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with minors in Quantitative Psychology and Human Resource Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

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