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Monday, May 24 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Assessment & Evaulation - Panel Session 1: Assessment in Immersive, Technology-Rich Environments

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Diego Zapata-Rivera(1), Madeleine Keehner(1), James C. Lester(2), Seyedahmad Rahimi(3)
1: Educational Testing Service, United States of America; 2: North Carolina State University, United States of America; 3: University of Florida, United States of America

Presenters and topics include:
* Madeleine Keehner (ETS). In the US National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), interactive and technology-rich digitally-based tasks and items are developed in a range of subjects and administered to a large, nationally-representative sample of 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students. In this presentation, Dr. Keehner will discuss some highlights from both research and practice in NAEP, in relation to designing tasks and interactive tools for gathering informative process data, and analyzing the data to derive and report on valid and meaningful inferences about test takers’ cognitive processes.
* Seyedahmad Rahimi (University of Florida). Learning games provide an avenue for assessing learning while it occurs. Physics Playground is a learning game about physics that uses stealth assessment to assess students' physics understanding in real-time. In this talk, Dr. Rahimi will briefly discuss the idea of stealth assessment, demo Physics Playground, talk about PP’s architecture, and share the findings of a recent study that used three versions of PP (i.e., adaptive, linear, and free choice).
* Diego Zapata-Rivera (ETS). Technology-rich environments offer many opportunities and challenges for assessing of complex skills in simulated systems. In this talk, we will talk about personalized, “caring” assessments and learning solutions that gather more information about the educational context, to create assessment experiences that are perceived as positive ones while providing actionable assessment information to support decision-making at various levels.

Presenters
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Diego Zapata-Rivera

Distinguished Presidential Appointee, Educational Testing Service
Diego Zapata-Rivera is Distinguished Presidential Appointee in the Learning and Assessment Foundations and Innovations (LAFI) Center at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science (with a focus on artificial intelligence in education) from the... Read More →
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Madeleine Keehner

Director, Research, Educational Testing Service
I work on digital assessment, bringing my cognitive psychology background to bear on the design of interactive tasks and inferences from process data.
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Seyedahmad Rahimi

Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Seyedahmad Rahimi, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida. Dr. Rahimi’s research focuses on assessing and fostering students’ 21st-century skills (focusing on creativity) and STEM-related knowledge... Read More →


Monday May 24, 2021 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Circle of Scholars Assembly Hall iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela