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Minds in Action President to Speak at Association of Test Publishers Conference

          (Chicago, January 17, 2002)  Raymond A. Talke, Jr., President and Founder of Minds in Action, Inc., has been selected to speak at the Association of Test Publishers Computer-Based Testing:  Assessment at Your Fingertips Conference on February 5 - 6, 2002.  This year's conference will be held at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.  Ray Talke will be discussing Alternative Job Task Analysis Processes.

            Traditional Job Task Analysis techniques often fall short of developing accurate knowledge and skills domains for certification exams. They tend to consume a large amount of time, are prone to observer bias, lack true collaboration among participants, and often do not provide the complete results needed to build valid testing vehicles. The Job Task Analysis Workshop, on the other hand, allows job incumbents and subject matter experts to validate the job role definition, identify tasks performed on the job, map "best practices" processes, identify critical tasks and skill gaps, and create full terminal and enabling objectives (constituting the knowledge and skills domain of the profession) - all in only four days! This session will provide an overview of the challenges faced in performing a job task analysis, and describe how to hold a Complete Job Task Analysis Workshop in only four days.

            Further information on Ray Talke's presentation may be found at http://www.testpublishers.org/Con2002/abstracts.html#anchor328155.

            Established in 1992, The Association of Test Publishers is a non-profit organization representing providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to assessment, selection, screening, certification, licensing, educational or clinical uses.  ATP members are pledged to promote and advance the integrity of assessment services and products and their value to society; and dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and business ethics within the test publishing community.  More information about the Association of Test Publishers may be found at http://www.testpublishers.org/.

            Minds in Action, Inc. is a Chicago-based consulting company offering services that allow organizations to better align their training, testing, and competency management programs to their business goals and objectives.  Ray Talke, the President of Minds in Action, brings over 13 years experience to clients wishing to improve their organizational competence.  Ray Talke, the creator of the Job Task Analysis Workshop process, has also developed educational, testing, and competency management processes for a number of Fortune 500 companies and professional organizations.

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