Fairness in Testing Webinar Series

Fairness issues in testing: Application and practice informed by theory and research


The 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing increased the emphasis on fairness in testing discussing various issues related to test development/evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and use. The presenters in this webinar series include influential researchers/practitioners in the fields of educational assessment, school psychology, and counseling/clinical psychology. These speakers discuss some of the challenges in the educational and psychological assessment of individuals of varying cultural backgrounds, those with disabilities, and English language learners (ELLs). They also discuss how to select appropriate accommodations for educational tests, and what test users should expect from test developers when selecting assessments for potentially impacted individuals.


Individuals can register for $15/per webinar. 
APA CE or NASP CPD credit available for $20/per webinar.


  • Professionals, Academics, and Graduate Students
  • Test Developers: those who create, sponsor, publish, or market tests and assessments
  • Test Users: those who review, select, administer, score, interpret, and use tests and assessments for decision-making

Presenters & Topics

Click on the presenter's name to see his or her bio and abstract.

PresenterAffiliation, TitleTopicWebinar DateWebinar Time
Catherine Welch University of Iowa, Professor of Educational Measurement and Statistics Fairness Evidence Expectations for Educational Tests March 28, 2018 (Wednesday) 12:00 – 1:30 CDT
Samuel Ortiz St. John’s University, Professor of School Psychology English Exposure as a Developmental Marker for the Assessment of English Language Learners April 25, 2018 (Wednesday) 12:00 - 1:30 CDT
Ryan Kettler Rutgers University, Professor of School Psychology Putting the Score First: Selection of Test Accommodations for IEP Teams May 11, 2018 (Friday) 11:00 – 12:30 CDT
Azara Santiago Rivera Merrimack College Professor, Director Clinical Mental Health Program Latino Adults and Depression: Assessment Challenges June 21, 2018 (Thursday) 11:00 – 12:30 CDT
Lisa Suzuki NYU Steinhardt, Professor of Applied Psychology Translating Cultural Considerations into Psychological Testing Practice TBA TBA

You may contact Dr. Jessica Jonson at jjonson@buros.org or 402-472-0780, if you have any questions or concerns.