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Upcoming events

    • 04/08/2015
    • 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City

    Enhancing the Security of Pre-Employment Testing: Research and Practices for Preventing, Investigating, and  Enforcing Test Compromise

    Tracy Kantrowitz, Ph.D.
    Vice President of Research and Development, SHL Talent Measurement Solutions

    • Food included on-site.
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    Location: McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City
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    Abstract: Consumers of employment testing  expect tests to be available anytime, anywhere through an increasing array of delivery modes (e.g.,  smart phones, tablets). I/O psychologists have responded to calls for constructing testing programs in line with the evolving needs of organizations and conducting research to support the use of tests in the manner organizations desire to use them. Studies on equivalence, norms, validity, and reliability are routinely done, but far less attention has been paid to cheating detection, identifying score anomalies, or other indicators of test compromise. With the rise of unproctored, on-demand, mobile assessment, tests are increasingly accessible and the conditions under which candidates test are increasingly variable. The need for robust security processes has never been greater in to focus on design and process considerations that enhance the security of organizations’ pre-employment testing programs.

    This presentation will include a discussion of test security challenges in the era of unproctored and mobile testing along with a primer on best practices for mitigating security risks associated with contemporary uses of employment tests by building a program based on protection, investigation, and enforcement. A review of recent empirical research on cheating on unproctored testing will also be provided to indicate the baseline of cheating on pre-employment tests, with particular emphasis on recent research that investigated cheating for testing programs that utilized security practices. Results will be discussed in terms of research, application, and theory building on the nature of cheating on pre-employment testing.

    Speaker Bio: Tracy M. Kantrowitz, Ph.D., is Vice President of Research and Development at CEB's SHL Talent Measurement Solutions. In this role, she is responsible for the development of assessment content and research related to employee selection. Dr. Kantrowitz has published in leading journals and presented at national conferences on topics such as predictors of job performance, computer adaptive testing (CAT), and unproctored internet testing (UIT).During the past five years, she has contributed to, or led, a widely-cited industry publication, a series ofGlobal Assessment Trends Reportsthat has reported trends in HR priorities, talent measurement practices and the use of technology in talent management. 

    Tracy was Chair of the Professional Practice Committee for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) from 2012-2014. In 2010, she was a member of the team awarded the M. Scott Myers Award for applied research in the workplace from SIOP for work on computer adaptive personality testing. In 2014, she was awarded the Distinguished Early Career Contributions - Practice award from SIOP. In 2015,  she was awarded Fellow status from SIOP.

    Dr. Kantrowitz holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She resides in Johns Creek, Georgia with her husband and three sons.

Past events

03/11/2015 March 2015 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Mike Aamodt
02/11/2015 February 2015 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Paul J. Hanges
01/14/2015 January 2015 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Meghan Brenneman & Dr. Jennifer Klafehn
12/10/2014 December 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Alexander Alonso, SHRM
11/13/2014 2014 PTCMW Fall Event
11/13/2014 2014 Fall Event Webcast: Presentation by Dr. Scott Highhouse
10/23/2014 Graduate Student Consulting Challenge
10/15/2014 October 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Reeshad Dalal, George Mason University
09/10/2014 Special Event: 2014 PTCMW Career Panel
08/20/2014 August 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Heather Wolters, Army Research Institute
07/09/2014 July 2014 Workshop & Webcast: Dr. Charles Handler, President & Founder of Rocket-Hire
06/11/2014 June 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Andrew Biga, JetBlue Airways
05/21/2014 May 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Joel Wiesen, Applied Personnel Research
04/09/2014 April 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Rich Cober, Marriott International
03/12/2014 March 2014 Workshop & Webcast: Dr. Lorin Mueller, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
02/18/2014 February 2014 Luncheon: Dr. John Jones, General Dynamics IT
01/08/2014 January 2014 Luncheon: Dr. Brodie Gregory, PDRI a CEB Co.
12/11/2013 December 2013 Luncheon: Dr. Dan Putka, HumRRO
11/06/2013 2013 PTCMW Fall Event
11/06/2013 Webcast: 2013 PTCMW Fall Presentation by Dr. Frank Schmidt
10/09/2013 October 2013 Luncheon/Webcast: Drs. Eric Sydell & Marc Wenzel, Shaker Consulting Group
09/11/2013 Special Event: 2013 PTCMW Career Panel
08/23/2013 August 2013 Workshop & Webcast: Wayne Cascio, University of Colorado
07/10/2013 July 2013 Workshop: Dr. Eric Dunleavy, DCI Consulting Group
06/12/2013 June 2013 Luncheon: Dr. Neal Schmitt, Polaris Assessment Systems / Michigan State University
05/08/2013 May 2013 Luncheon: Frederick Panzer & Sara Kindsfater-Yerkes, Team Catapult
04/24/2013 April 2013 Luncheon: Ben Porr and colleagues, Federal Management Partners
03/26/2013 PTC/MW Networking Happy Hour
03/13/2013 March 2013 Workshop: Bill Macey & Sarah Johnson, CEB
02/05/2013 February 2013 Luncheon (TUESDAY): Dr. Kurt Kraiger, Colorado State
01/16/2013 January 2013 Luncheon: Dr. Lorin Mueller, FSBPT
12/05/2012 December 2012 Luncheon: Presidential Address
11/14/2012 2012 PTCMW Fall Event
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