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Workshop 3
Unproctored Internet Testing:  What to Consider Before Taking the Leap (To Jump or Not to Jump?) 

Presenters: Nancy Tippins, Valtera
                  Rodney McCloy, HumRRO

Coordinator: Robert Gibby, Procter & Gamble

This workshop will address important topics regarding unproctored Internet testing (UIT) for selection purposes. We will discuss issues regarding the development, implementation, and interpretation of unproctored Internet tests. Both cognitive and noncognitive UIT will be considered, as will implementation of UIT in both the private and public sectors.

The workshop will begin with a review of the research on UIT, current practices involving UIT, technological issues, and examinee and organization reactions to UIT. We then will discuss some of the important questions to consider when deciding whether to implement UIT and how to implement UIT. This workshop will be of interest to testing professionals who are considering the use of unproctored Internet testing.

The workshop is designed to help participants:

• Learn how UIT is being incorporated across various sectors of employment (private, public, military)
• Determine if UIT is an appropriate/feasible solution for a particular item type and situation
• Become aware of some of the technical underpinnings required by the test delivery systems
• Readily identify topics to address/consider when designing, developing, validating, deploying, and using a UIT

Nancy Tippins is a senior vice president and managing principal of Valtera Corporation where she is responsible for the development and execution of firm strategies related to employee selection and assessment.  She has extensive experience in the development and validation of selection tests and other forms of assessment for all levels of management and hourly employees as well as in designing performance management programs and leadership development programs.  Prior to joining Valtera, Dr. Tippins worked as an internal consultant in large Fortune 100 companies (Exxon, Bell Atlantic, GTE) developing and validating selection and assessment tools.  Nancy received her PhD degree in I-O psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Rod McCloy is a principal staff scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), his employer for nearly 20 years. He received his PhD in I-O psychology from the University of Minnesota, with concentration in statistics and psychometrics. Accordingly, he is well versed in many multivariate analytical techniques (e.g., structural equation modeling, event history analysis, hierarchical linear modeling) and has applied them to numerous research questions, particularly those involving personnel selection and classification, job performance measurement and modeling, and attrition/turnover. His assessment and testing experience has spanned both cognitive and noncognitive domains and has involved several large-scale assessment programs (ASVAB, NAEP, GATB).