Episode 29 – Assessment Luminary, Isabel Nisbet, University of Cambridge

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Isabel Nisbet, Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Isabel discusses the two fundamentals of fairness, the importance of public confidence in educational assessment and shares her thoughts on the steady push for test-optional college admissions in the US.


Episode 28 – Assessment Luminary, Will Thalheimer, TiER1

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Will Thalheimer, Principal at TiER1. Will details his 30-year journey to becoming a learning expert, which started as an instructional designer, trainer, and simulation architect. He explains which key findings from learning science we should put into practice, the four pillars of learning effectiveness, and the best way to evaluate how effective learning is.


Episode 27 – Assessment Luminary, Siddhartha Gupta, Mercer | Mettl

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary Siddhartha Gupta, CEO of Mercer | Mettl. Over the course of his career, Sid held key leadership positions at some of the most prestigious global IT companies. It was during that time that he discovered the niche of assessments and eventually moved to Mercer | Mettl. Sid shares his opinion on technology and bias, assessment innovation, and Mercer | Mettl’s partnership with Questionmark for the upcoming Bring Your Own Proctor feature.


Episode 26 – Assessment Luminary, Suzanne Heiob, SAP

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary Suzanne Heiob, the Global Certification Product Owner of SAP, who began her journey with the company as a student. Among her responsibilities, she oversees the product roadmap and keeps an eye on market trends to ensure that they are adopted into the program. Suzanne shares her thoughts on the best practices and future of certification programs, along with discussing international challenges, the computer translation capability co-innovation with Questionmark, and the ITCC award it recently won.


Episode 25 – Assessment Luminary, Andre Allen, FifthTheory

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Andre Allen, Managing Member and Executive Vice President of FifthTheory, who has over 23 years of continuous experience in the test publishing industry. Andre has pioneered many of the technologies that are the basis for many of the assessment delivery and scoring options for today. Andre shares how he got into assessment and discusses how you can assess leadership, admissions testing and how we can do better around diversity in testing.


Episode 24 – Assessment Luminary, Linda Anguish, Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Linda Anguish, SPHR, Director of Accreditation Services at the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). She is responsible for the accreditation programs at ICE including the NCCA, ACAP and ICE’s newest accreditation program for ISO 17024 compliance. Linda shares how she got into assessment and credentialing and discusses the advantages of credentialing, the ICE certification program, diversity and the future of certification.


Episode 23 – Assessment Luminary, Stephen Sireci, UMass Amherst

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Stephen Sireci, Professor in the Psychometrics Program and Director, Center for Educational Assessment at University of Massachusetts Amherst. His work is well known in the world of assessment. Steve shares how he got into assessment and discusses his research around validity, the five sources for validity evidence and his good practice advice.


Episode 22 – Assessment Luminary, Jarrod Morgan, Meazure Learning

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Jarrod Morgan, Founder of ProctorU (now known as Meazure Learning) and Chief Strategy Officer. Jarrod has been a leader in the educational technology field for over 16 years. Jarrod shares how he got started in assessment and discusses all things proctoring, including where he sees proctoring going, good practices in remote proctoring and the human first approach.


Episode 21 – Assessment Luminary, Marten Roorda, Riiid Labs

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Marten Roorda, Chief Measurement and Learning Officer at AI and education company, Riiid Labs. Marten is a pioneer in educational technology, a leading innovator in computer-based testing, e-learning and adaptive learning and has an extensive background, which includes ACT, CITO and more. Marten shares how he got started in assessment and discusses how to use AI in assessment, adaptive learning and his best practice advice.


Episode 20 – Assessment Luminary, Alina von Davier, Duolingo

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Alina von Davier, Ph.D, Chief of Assessment at Duolingo. At Duolingo, Alina and her team operate at the forefront of computational psychometrics. Alina shares how she got into assessment and discusses how to make a high stakes test equitable with multiple instances, her experience as a female leader in the assessment space and her advice to people who want to progress in assessment.