After more than a year of development, Iteman 4 is now ready for release! A second beta version was announced to our mailing list in late March. Given the positive feedback, the complete version will be released to the public during the week of April 5. An announcement will be sent to the mailing list […]
About Nathan Thompson, PhD
I am a psychometrician, software developer, author, and researcher, currently serving as Chief Product Officer for Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC). My mission is to elevate the profession of psychometrics by using software to automate the menial stuff like job analysis and Angoff studies, so we can focus on more innovative work. My core goal is to improve assessment throughout the world.
I was originally trained as a psychometrician, doing an undergrad at Luther College in Math/Psych/Latin and then a PhD in Psychometrics at the University of Minnesota. I then worked multiple roles in the testing industry, including item writer, test development manager, essay test marker, consulting psychometrician, software developer, project manager, and business leader.
Research and innovation are incredibly important to me. In addition to my own research, I am cofounder and Membership Director at the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing, You can often find me at other important conferences like ATP, ICE, CLEAR, and NCME. I've published many papers and presentations, and my favorite remains http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=16&n=1.
Entries by Nathan Thompson, PhD
I just got back from another workshop on IRT and CAT, this one at the Universita G. d’Annunzio, Chieti, Italy. Many thanks to Aristide Saggino and Roberta Romanelli for doing such a great job organizing this workshop! It was truly an international affair, with participants from the US, Canada, UK, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Malta, […]
IACAT Deadline First thing to note this month: the deadline for proposals to present at IACAT 2010 is February 15, 2010. New research I added a good amount of research to the ASC research page, http://www.assess.com/psychometric-research/. There are now links to 15 published articles, technical reports, white papers, and conference presentations. Please peruse if […]
ASC now has a new blog, as you have probably surmised if you are here! This blog will be used to discuss both news at ASC (new software, tips on interpreting output, etc.) as well as topics of interest to the testing community in general (stories in the news, upcoming conferences, etc.). Check back every […]
One of the most important developments in psychometrics during 2009 was the founding of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT). IACAT’s mission is to encourage scholarly efforts and education regarding adaptive testing. Learn more at www.iacat.org. IACAT’s first meeting will be in June 2010. The call for papers (released in November 2009) is […]