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Proceedings for 8th CAA Conference 2004

Keynote Speaker Profile: Randy Bennett

Randy Elliot Bennett is Distinguished Presidential Appointee in the Research & Development Division at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr Bennett began his employment at ETS in 1979. Since the 1980's, he has conducted research on the applications of technology to testing, on new forms of assessment, and on the assessment of students with disabilities. Dr Bennett's work on the use of new technology to improve assessment has included research on presenting and scoring open-ended test items on the computer, on multimedia and simulation in testing, and on generating test items automatically. Dr Bennett is the editor or author of seven books and many other publications including, "Reinventing Assessment: Speculations on the Future of Large-Scale Educational Testing" (ftp://ftp.ets.org/pub/res/reinvent.pdf) and "How the Internet will Help Large-Scale Assessment Reinvent Itself" (http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v9n5.html). He has made presentations on these and related topics throughout the world. Dr Bennett is currently co-directing the Technology Based Assessment Project, a series of studies designed to explore the use of computerized testing in the U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress. This project is the first to have administered computer-based performance assessments to nationally representative samples of school children.

Recent publications include:

Bennett, R.E., Jenkins, F., Persky, H., & Weiss, A. (in press). Understanding complex problem-solving performances. Assessment in Education.

Bennett, R. E. (2003). An electronic infrastructure for a future generation of tests. In H. F. O’Neil & R. Perez (Eds.), Technology applications in education: A learning view (pp. 267-281). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Bennett, R. E. (2002). Using electronic assessment to measure student performance. The State Education Standard, 3(3), 22-29. Also available: http://www.nasbe.org/Standard/10_Summer2002/bennett.pdf

Bennett, R. E. (2002) Inexorable and inevitable: The continuing story of technology and assessment. Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 1(1). Available: http://www.bc.edu/research/intasc/jtla/journal/v1n1.shtml

Gallagher, A., Bennett, R. E, Cahalan, C., & Rock, D. A. (2002). Validity and fairness in technology-based assessment: Detecting construct-irrelevant variance in an open-ended computerized mathematics task. Educational Assessment 8, 27-41.

March 2003