Episode 9 – Assessment Luminary, Liberty Munson, Microsoft

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Liberty Munson, who is the Senior Psychometrician for Microsoft. Liberty discussess how she got into assessments, why people stay in jobs, the value of certifications and the future assessments, among other topics. Liberty also shares her aha! moment – listen to hear more!


Episode 8 – Assessment Luminary: Jim Holm, Examity

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Jim Holm, CEO of Examity, the leading solution for learning validation and test security. Jim discusses how he got into his current role and the challenges he’s faced with COVID-19, and dives into remote proctoring, including the value, his best practice advice, the future of proctoring and his views on artificial intelligence and proctoring.


Episode 7 – Assessment Luminary: Paul Crump, Cambridge Assessment

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Paul Crump of Cambridge Assessment, the non-teaching department of the Unviersity of Cambridge that develops and delivers examinations and tests around the world through their three exam boards. Crump discusses his background in assessments and dives into the Thinking Skills testing initiated by Cambridge Assessment and his best practice advice for those creating questions and assessment.


Episode 6 – Assessment Luminary: Sue Martin, TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH


John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Sue Martin, a pioneer in the assessment industry responsible for implementing the first test center network in Europe. Sue shares her story and advice on transforming certification programs. Discover the five most important considerations when setting up your certification program.


Episode 5 – Assessment Luminary: William G Harris, ATP

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, William G Harris, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs. G Harris discusses his background in assessments and dives into his advice for those starting out in assessments, the importance of validity in assessments and the different sets of standards for testing, among other topics.


Episode 4 – Assessment Luminary: Dave Foster, Caveon

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Dave Foster, CEO of Caveon, the first test security company. Dave is a psychologist, psychometrician and recognized luminary in the measurement industry. In this episode, Dave discusses his background in assessments and dives into the main risks and threats of testing, his recommendations on the key measures you should take with test security and how statistical analysis fits into this, among other topics.


Episode 3 – Assessment Luminary: Steve Dept, cApStAn

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Steve Dept, CEO and founding partner of cApStAn, a high-profile language service provider. Steve received his education in English, Dutch, French and German but he is essentially an autodidact and a field practitioner. In this episode, Steve discusses his background in assessments and dives into good practice advice for translating tests, including the translation process, translation technology and other translation resources.


Episode 2 – Assessment Luminary: Steve Lay, Questionmark

John Kleeman is joined by one of Questionmark’s product managers, Steve Lay. Steve is an expert on scalable, computerized assessment and integration between systems, and has ensured that the million of assessments delivered by Questionmark are robust and scalable. He is also active in the IMS and other e-learning standards groups. In this episode, John dives into many topics with Steve including the impact of technology on the assessment process, QTI and LTI and proctoring.


Episode 1 – Assessment Luminary: Jim Parry, Compass Consultants

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Jim Parry, who has over 40 years of experience as a course designer, developer and instructor. Jim discusses his 12-year tenure at the Coast Guard as a civilian employee as the Test Development and e-Testing Manager, during which he guided the move from paper to online testing for the entire coast guard.