The first Conference of the Association of Test Publishers (I-ATP) titled ‘The Future of Educational Assessment in India: Challenges and Opportunities’ was launched n 20th November at the Habitat Centre in New Delhi. It was promoted by the members of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and sponsored by I-ATP committee members.
The General Manager of Global Business Development for Prometric, I-ATP Division Chair Roy Soumitra welcomed more than 100 delegates to the conference. He stated that the key objective of this conference was to urge the university officials to work with the India Division of the Association of Test Publishers (I-ATP), to improve the quality of educational assessments for all students, to establish an ongoing dialogue with the university officials and to create an atmosphere where issues pertaining to higher education assessment can be freely discussed and solutions sought for.
The conference covered various aspects of scientific techniques and practices like the latest trends in the field of computer based testing, various effective techniques that can help in higher education assessment such as content development, test design and construction, quality assurance and psychometrics.
Hariharan Swaminathan, Professor Education in the Neag School at the University of Connecticut covered the future of assessment in India and its challenges & solutions in his presentations. He was joined by various renowned providers of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions like Prometric, Eduquity, MeriTrac etc. Focusing on the history of testing in India, Swaminathan stated that it was not surprising that assessment and testing procedures in India have focused on selection and certification…(and) some of the selection examinations in India are perhaps the most grueling and most selective in the world.
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