Webinars, Workshops & Conferences

Autism Assessment Webinar Panel (Fall 2024)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

Assessment serves as the cornerstone for accurate diagnosis and tailored intervention planning in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By understanding the nuances of assessment, professionals can identify ASD early and ensure timely access to crucial interventions and support services. In this webinar series, our presenters will address the use of empirically supported assessment instruments for screening and diagnosis and how individual and contextual characteristics can affect diagnostic validity. Early screening, teleassessment, and culturally and linguistically responsive identification strategies will also be discussed. These presentations will equip attendees with the knowledge to make informed decisions in clinical and educational settings..

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AI-Based Assessment Webinar Panel (Spring 2024)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

Artificial Intelligence (AI) assessment applications are becoming ubiquitous in testing and assessment in healthcare, education, and business, but there is still much to learn about how AI can enhance or hamper the assessment process in these contexts. In this panel presenters from different psychological fields will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the use of AI-based assessment in different settings.

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ADHD Assessment Webinar Series (Fall 2023)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that impacts approximately 5% of children and 2% of adults in the United States. This neurodevelopmental disorder has been linked to adverse long-term outcomes including school underachievement, relational issues, and substance use. Given these realities of ADHD, it is important to take a preventative, life course health development (LCHD) approach to ADHD assessment and intervention to identify risk factors and protective factors to determine how to improve outcomes for individuals with ADHD. This five-part webinar series will be led by scholars and practitioners who will discuss evidence-based practice for assessing ADHD and providing testing accommodations, from young childhood to adulthood as well as for individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds. Continuing education credits are available.

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Suicide Risk Assessment Webinars (Winter 2022-2023)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that in 2020, 12.2 million individuals thought about suicide, 3.2 million individuals made a suicide plan, and 1.2 million individuals attempted suicide. Assessment of suicide risk is high stakes, and the effectiveness of intervention strategies can be difficult to establish. To address these issues, this series will provide insights from scholar-practitioners as an initial step to inform and improve the clinical practice of suicide risk assessment and intervention.

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Teleassessment Webinar Panel (Fall 2022)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

Teleassessment and research into its use predated the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but once teleassessment became an essential rather than optional practice during the pandemic, a flurry of recommendations and guidelines followed. In this panel discussion we will hear of the research and findings of four psychologists and how teleassessment is likely to shape assessment practices moving forward.

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Child Assessment Webinar Series (Fall 2021)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

This webinar series will focus on the educational and psychological assessment of children. Speakers will share empirically based recommendations, best practice examples, and case studies on important topics such as ADHD assessment, mental health screening, equity in gifted identification assessment practices, and ethical considerations in teleassessment.

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Lilienfeld Honorary Webinar (Spring 2021)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

Given our respect for Scott Lilienfeld and his work and our sense of loss with his passing, we have organized this honorary webinar to recognize and share the critically important contributions of Dr. Lilienfeld’s work to the science and practice of psychological assessment.

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Cultural and linguistic considerations when developing, adapting, and validating measures (2019)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

Professional standards and guidelines encourage the consideration of individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in the development, adaptation, and validation of measures. To encourage the use of standards-aligned practices, the presenters in this series shared empirically based recommendations, examples, and case studies. Our goal is to assist test developers, measurement professionals, researchers, and consultants with a variety of issues that occur when assessing individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse groups.   

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Fairness issues in testing: Application and practice informed by theory and research (2018)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

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.

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Evaluating Test Quality: Advice From Mental Measurements Yearbook Reviewers (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

Join us to learn more about responsible test selection and use.

Since 1938 the Mental Measurements Yearbook has served practitioners and the public by publishing evaluative, timely, and consumer-oriented reviews of commercially available tests. These reviews are written by experts in various fields to inform test selection and use. The presenters in this webinar series include some of our leading reviewers who will share their advice about how to evaluate different types of tests and their technical characteristics.

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Decoding the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing Webinar Series (2015)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

The 2014 Standards represents the 5th edition in the series of standards developed by the professional organizations in educational and psychological assessment (American Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education). This series illustrates how the Standards can be applied in specific areas of testing practice (e.g., employment, school psychology) through the use of examples to amplify the intent of the Standards, to promote sound testing practices, and to provide a basis for evaluating the quality of those practices. The goal of the series is to encourage audiences to view the Standards as a relevant and essential resource in the development and use of tests in their respective settings.

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Efficacy of Clinical Assessment Webinar Series (2015)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

The overarching goal of the webinar series is to promote the value of assessment by framing it as a significant component of practice that enriches the professional decision-making processes. The series focuses on myriad ways in which clinical assessment contributes to evidence-based mental health interventions. Sessions within the series serve to:

  • encourage the incorporation of assessment services as a component of treatment plans;
  • present evidence that assessment services are effective in reducing duration of treatment or recurrence;
  • offer arguments for expanding attention to assessment services in practice guidelines; and
  • expand training of practitioners to ensure awareness of current assessment practices, standards, and legal and ethical requirements.

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ELA Classroom Assessment Design Workshop (Winter 2024)

Continuing Education Credit Available

Heritage and Neal (2019) posited that classroom assessment and large-scale assessment can learn much from each other. In this session, learn how two administrators used principles from both areas to coach teachers into designing an aligned classroom assessment that meets the language arts rigor required in today's College and Career Ready (CCR) standards and ultimately impacts their practice for student learning. In this interactive workshop participants will use an evidence-centered design and the essential characteristics of high-quality items to actively learn how to analyze and write an aligned assessment that supports the three principles of the CCR language arts standards. Extensive use of free technology tools will be provided to help support the assessment design process. 

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Controversies in College Admissions: Access, Honesty, Equity, Excellence Virtual Mini-Conference (2020)

Continuing Education Credits (CEs/CPD) Available

Experts from across the country explore potential new models for college admissions, including standardized tests, the value of increasing student diversity, and the role financial aid could play in optimizing admissions. We believe these topics will spark important conversations, especially in these unusual times. This virtual mini-conference offered content over two days and is now available in our video library.

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Fairness in Educational and Psychological Tests: Critical Issues and Solutions (2017)

The goal of this working meeting was to provide a dynamic, interactive forum for identifying gaps and new directions for research and practice in the areas of fairness in testing, particularly in light of the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The gathering involved 16 influential researchers/practitioners in educational policy, educational measurement, school psychology, clinical/counseling psychology, and industrial/organizational psychology. A key outcome for the meeting was to develop a plan for continued dialogue, dissemination, and scholarship. This meeting was supported by American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference grant program funding with additional funding from the Buros Center for Testing.

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Big Issues in Testing Conference (2013)

Improving Admissions and Learning in Higher Education

Presentations from the 2013 Big Issues in Testing Conference highlight research and insights regarding the current and future state of admissions and learning assessment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Issues discussed include the extent to which testing and assessment produces desired results or effects, influence of the context in which assessment occurs, implications for specific populations, and lessons higher education can learn from K-12 assessment for accountability.

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Buros 30/70 Conference (2010)

Monitoring Assessment Quality in the Age of Accountability

The 30/70 Conference gathered presenters who have played one or more significant roles in the Buros Center for Testing's history to discuss various topics related to assessment quality in an age of accountability. This conference was organized to celebrate over 70 years since the initial publication of The Mental Measurements Yearbook series and over 30 years of the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 

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