10:30 - 11:00 am - Registration & Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 pm - Welcome & EMA Regional Presentation: Aimee Gruber
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 pm - Keynote Speaker Dr. Keith Wright
1:45 - 2:00 pm - Q&A / Wrap-Up
Registration: $25 USD / person
A Tale of Two Applicants
Dr. Keith Wright, Director of Psychometrics, The Enrollment Management Association
GPA, extracurriculars, recommendations, interviews. When faced with a tough decision between applicants, what is the one metric you can depend on to provide a fair and balanced common denominator? A standardized admission test. Long the subject of parent and press vilification, the standardized test score is the one piece of an application that creates a level playing field among applicants. EMA's Dr. Keith Wright has made a career of the study of fairness in standardized testing, and he'll tell you why it's essential to your decision-making process. While the SSAT has proven to be a reliable indicator of first-year success, it is not the only metric, as every holistic admission practitioner knows: Hear Dr. Wright discuss EMA's exclusive, trailblazing new tool, expressly designed to measure eight essential character skills for admission.
About Dr. Wright: Dr. Keith Wright uses his extensive background in statistical research, academic administration, and computer science to improve the SSAT and assessment programs. Prior to joining EMA in 2014, he served as the chief academician - dean of academic affairs for DeVry University’s Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina locations. While at DeVry, he also served as a statistics instructor and a frequent guest lecturer at Georgia State University. Keith started his career as a software and firmware design engineering manager at several telecommunications companies. Keith is a frequent presenter at conferences, including the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association and the Psychometric Society. His research has published in Educational and Psychological Measurement and International Journal of Testing. He holds a PhD in research, measurement, and statistics from Georgia State University. He also holds an MBA in finance/marketing from Loyola University of Chicago and a master’s degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.