Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) July 25, 2011
Today Pearson announced open registration for an event aimed at helping participants better understand and put automated scoring technology and artificial intelligence to work in measuring student achievement. Advance registration is required to participate in the event.
“Education is currently in an unprecedented era of change, with technology rapidly changing how assessments are developed, delivered and scored, and how the resulting data can be used to improve teaching and learning,” said Lynn Streeter, president of Knowledge Technologies. “As educators navigate such change and the student assessment model evolves from being an annual snapshot to ongoing monitoring and tracking of academic growth to provide immediate feedback and inform instruction, the use of automated scoring technologies becomes increasingly crucial.”
During the event, taking place in Washington D.C. on September 20, Doug Kubach, CEO of Pearson’s Assessment and Information (A&I) will facilitate a discussion of the potential implications of automated scoring technologies on state and local assessment policies and practices. Karen Lochbaum, Vice President of Technology Services at Knowledge Technologies, a business within the A&I Group of Pearson that has more than 15 years experience in automated scoring, will discuss automated scoring and artificial intelligence capabilities and explain how they can be used to efficiently score student performance across subject areas.
Following is specific information on the Innovations in Automated Scoring Workshop:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
12 noon – 3 p.m. EST
National Press Club
Murrow Room, 13th Floor
529 14th Street NW
Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20045
This event is an example of Pearson’s ongoing commitment to working with educators on the development of next-generation assessments. Additional resources can be found at a special website, Next Generation Assessments, featuring open, public access to numerous white papers, including the recently released white paper, “Pearson’s Automated Scoring of Writing, Speaking, and Mathematics: A White Paper.” Available at http://www.pearsonassessments.com/automated_scoring_paper, the paper gives educators, policymakers, and test developers explanations of how automated scoring works, how well it works, and its potential for educational applications.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearsonassessments.com.
For more information:
Adam Gaber, Pearson
800-745-8489 / adam(dot)gaber(at)pearson(dot)com / @apgaber (twitter)
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