Registration open for Buros Center conference

UNL's Buros Center for Testing in the College of Education and Human Sciences has a mission to improve the science and practice of testing and assessment. In keeping with that mission, Buros is hosting a conference March 28-29 of Big Ten colleagues to highlight research and insights about the current and future state of admissions testing, learning assessment, and the testing of specific populations in higher education.

Although post-secondary education is a focus, several K-12 testing and assessment scholars will discuss lessons higher education can learn from the K-12 experience.

Topics and Presenters include:

Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Testing: Future Trends and Alternatives
Neal Schmitt, Michigan State University
Michael Rodriguez, University of Minnesota
Kurt Geisinger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

College Placement Testing
James Wollack, University of Wisconsin

Testing of Specific Populations
James Jackson, University of Michigan
Martha Thurlow, University of Minnesota

Accountability: Measurement Validity and Consequences
Victor Borden, Indiana University
Katherine Ryan, University of Illinois

Assessment System Design K-12 Lessons and Implications
Edward Roeber, University of Wisconsin

Interested individuals can attend either in person on the UNL campus or via live webcast. Early registration rates are available until Jan. 24. For more information or to register, go to