Monday, July 24, 2006

APA in the "Big Easy"

In an effort to continue the recovery following hurricane Katrina, the American Psychological Association (APA) has scheduled its annual convention in New Orleans, August 10-13. There are still hotel rooms available, and it promises to be a good conference. (See the brochure on the APA website.)

This conference is not just for psychologists. In fact, the College Board's Dr. Kathleen Williams and yours truly will be presenting a paper on the affinity of human scoring relative to individualized assessment administration. This session will focus on the similarities between the large-scale scoring of writing assessments by human readers and the scoring of individualized assessments typically requiring a professionally trained examiner. For more information, search the online program for the session title "Challenges in Scoring Open-Ended Responses" on the APA Convention website.

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