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WEBLIVE21: Testing Accommodations: Best Practice in Communicating Accommodations Policies

Live Webinar

Thursday, March 11, 1-2pm ET

Description

Join John Hosterman, PhD, Chief Accommodation Office, Paradigm Testing, and Isabelle Gonthier, PhD, President and COO, Yardstick, to learn useful tips and information on communicating to candidates regarding testing accommodations. Examples of typical accommodation requests and what to consider in reviewing these requests will be provided.

Learning objective(s): 

  • Discuss the process for evaluating accommodation requests
  • Review key challenges in handling accommodations request and how to manage candidates’ expectations
  • Identifying key considerations for communications with candidates in what information to provide when they request an accommodation
  • Identify key considerations for how to communicate policies to your candidates
  • Consider tools and support for smaller programs

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 Presenters

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John Hosterman, PhD

Paradigm Testing Chief of Accessibility & Disability Services

Dr. John Hosterman is Paradigm Testing’s Chief of Accessibility & Disability Services.  He oversees a team of experts who review accommodations requests on behalf of 20+ certification and licensure organizations, and he provides expert consulting to a number of national and multinational test sponsors.  Dr. Hosterman has worked in the high-stakes testing industry for 15 years; prior to that, he maintained a busy private practice in Chicago focusing on psychoeducational assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD.  He did his undergraduate work at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and completed his PhD in Educational Psychology from Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Hosterman is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences discussing issues related to accommodations in high-stakes testing.  He is the Chair of the ATP committee on accommodations and accessibility.  Dr. Hosterman is fluent in American Sign Language and is a professional advisor to several international disability advocacy organizations. 

Isabelle Gonthier, PhD

President and COO of Yardstick

Isabelle Gonthier is the President of Yardstick and in this role, she oversees and provides strategic direction for all aspects of the professional testing business, including psychometrics, exam administration and operations, product development and implementation, and business development. Over the course of her career, Dr. Gonthier has managed the development and administration of large-scale national licensure and certification examinations and assessment tools for various professions in the health, financial, and IT sectors.
 
Dr. Gonthier earned her Doctorate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining Yardstick, she has worked at Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC, now FP Canada) & CFP Board as Vice President of Certification and Director of Examinations, respectively. She has served as a psychometric commissioner and as Chair of the NCCA commission and is now involved with the conference executive committee and Chair of the Program Committee for the Association of Testing Publishers (ATP). Isabelle is a high energy, sought after speaker at many industry conferences and meetings including ATP, ICE, CLEAR, CNAR and others.
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