The International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT, will hold a research summit this year in Princeton, NJ.  Hosted by Educational Testing Service, the summit will bring together researchers on the advanced psychometric algorithms that form the foundation of adaptive testing.

Nathan Thompson, PhD, Vice President of Client Services and Psychometrics, has been invited to present an introductory workshop on CAT.  The workshop is intended for researchers that are experienced in fields such as Psychology, Education, and Medicine but are new to the topic of adaptive testing.  “I’m honored that I have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting conference.  I have attended past IACAT conferences in Minnesota, California, Arnhem (The Netherlands), and Sydney, and have always been impressed by both the technical sophistication of the research in combination with the real-world applications.”

Dr. Thompson and Dr. David Weiss, Chief Psychometric Officer, serve on the conference’s scientific committee, helping to establish the program and contribute to the blind proposal review process, as well as serving on the IACAT Board.

You can read a copy of the official press release here.

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Nathan Thompson earned his PhD in Psychometrics from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on computerized adaptive testing. His undergraduate degree was from Luther College with a triple major of Mathematics, Psychology, and Latin. He is primarily interested in the use of AI and software automation to augment and replace the work done by psychometricians, which has provided extensive experience in software design and programming. Dr. Thompson has published over 100 journal articles and conference presentations, but his favorite remains

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