Online webinars will be hosted bi-annually and offset from the timing of NCME annual conference. Webinars are intended to increase member engagement and enhance members’ skill sets and would last 1 hour in duration and be hosted via Zoom. For some webinars, we’d like to invite either a well-known SLE scholar or an individual who has recently published on a topic related to SLE. They could present their recent research or another SLE-related topic of their choice for the first 30 to 40 minutes and attendees would have the chance to ask questions in the remaining 20-30 minutes. Other webinars could include small-scale trainings and demonstrations of open-source or freely available software and could be broken down into several sessions, if interest is indicated. Alternatively, graduate students could be invited to present their SLE research and/or ideas, and gather feedback from established professionals in the field. 

History of Test Equating Methods and Practices Through 1985 is the first online webinar that featured Michael Kolen on August 27th, 2020. 

Storytelling the History of Scaling, Linking, & Equating and Looking to the Future is an online webinar series that featured SLE legacy scholars as well as scholars with on-going SLE-related research agendas, in April to July, 2021. Each presenter led a 1-hour webinar discussion on topics such as how they ended up researching SLE methods, their biggest accomplishments, unfinished business, filed projection over the next 10 years, and perceived impact by the COVID pandemic. Recordings of each webinar can be found below.

SLE Training Sessions is a series of free online training sessions on topics directly related to scaling, linking, and equating (SLE) in October, November, and December, 2021. These sessions were geared towards graduate students or those who have not had the opportunity to receive formal trainings in SLE methods. Each session was offered by an SLE scholar and ran 1 ½ to 2 hours.