Caveon Co-Hosts First-Ever Industry Event Focused on Test Security

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Several Industry leaders, including Caveon Test Security, came together to host the first annual Conference on Test Security, which focused on how to improve exam security for hundreds of certification, licensure and educational programs across the country and world.

Caveon Test Security October Webinar session

Free webinar October 16 at Noon ET. To join, visit caveon.com/webinars or click on the link in this article.

“It was helpful to gain knowledge about the past, present and future of test security, receive best practices for conducting investigations and learn about emerging security threats."

Last week, Caveon Test Security teamed up with ACT, the University of Wisconsin Center for Placement Testing, and the University of Kansas Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation to bring together a gathering of industry experts with a common focus – the need for quality assessments and trustworthy test results. This groundbreaking event set the stage for all types of educational, certification, and licensure programs to better protect the validity of their test results, as well as their brand integrity.

Expert industry leaders presented on a variety of test-security topics including using statistics to detect potential test fraud and their practical application, the various test security tools and methods for protecting the validity of testing results, developing or improving an organization’s test security program, and the ever-changing threats to exam security that the industry is facing.

As attendee Christy Frederes, Manager, Test Security, Ascend Learning stated, “The sessions offered at this year’s COTS spanned so many topics for Test Security operations, from building a test security plan to investigation techniques and auditing test center plans. All were so informative with practical steps to help implement or add to your own processes and practices. An invaluable experience!”

One big announcement that occurred during the Conference was the upcoming release of the Certified Exam Security Professional Certification Program, the first-ever accreditation program for people charged with protecting the validity of exams in their organizations. The program will launch in early 2015, and will be administered by the Institute for Exam Security, a 501c3 organization.

If you missed the Conference on Test Security, Caveon will be hosting a free webinar summarizing the lessons learned from the event. This session will be held, Thursday, October 16 at Noon, ET. Click here to register for this free event.

For more information about the webinar, the Conference on Test Security, the Certified Exam Security Professional Certification program or Caveon, please email richelle.gruber(at)caveon(dot)com, or call 801-208-0103. You can also visit our web site at http://www.caveon.com.

About Caveon:
We fundamentally believe in quality testing and trustworthy test results. That’s why, in 2003, a team of test security visionaries joined together to create Caveon, a company borne to help protect the most important test programs in the world. Today, Caveon offers proven, practical solutions for test security and test development including: Caveon Consulting Services, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of test program policies and procedures; Caveon Data Forensics, analyzing test results to identify risks to valid test results; Caveon Investigative Services, a rapid response and plan when you suspect a breach has occurred; Caveon Web Patrol, continual, consistent monitoring the internet for illicit sharing of valuable intellectual property; and Caveon Test Development Services, creating top quality assessments with security as the foundation. Caveon…10 Years New. http://www.caveon.com

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