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Project Title: Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives

PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-11-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
DBASSE Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

RSO:
Chauvin, Cherie

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education; National Security and Defense


Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives
September 5, 2013 - September 6, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Renee L. Wilson Gaines
Email: rwilson@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2145
Fax: 202-334-2210


Agenda:


MEASURING HUMAN CAPABILITIES:
Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives

Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
National Research Council


AGENDA
Committee Meeting #3
September 5-6, 2013

Keck Center, Room 101
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC


Day One
Thursday, September 5

Open Session (Open to the Public)

3:15 SPONSOR’S PERSPECTIVE – PHASE II
• Jay Goodwin, Chief, Foundational Science, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

4:00 COMMITTEE-SPONSOR Q&A
• Paul Sackett, Chair, Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities

4:30 End Open Session

Day Two
Friday, September 6

Open Session (Open to the Public)

8:30 WORKING BREAKFAST
Topics: Administrative/logistics issues; agenda revisions
Breakfast will be served in the meeting room.

8:45 WELCOME FROM THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
• Barbara Wanchisen, Director, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
• Paul Sackett, Chair, Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities

9:00 NEXT GENERATION OF TESTING: COMPUTERS, ITEM RESPONSE MODELS, AND BAYESIAN STATISTICS
• Wim Van der Linden, Chief Research Scientist, CTB/McGraw-Hill

10:00 IBM’S WATSON: BACKGROUND, OVERVIEW, AND WHAT’S NEXT
• Christopher Codella, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM

11:00 BREAK

11:15 SERIOUS GAMING
• Richard Landers, Old Dominion University

12:15 WORKING LUNCH
Topics: Continued discussion with morning presenters.
Lunch will be served in the meeting room.

1:00 BREAK
End Open Session


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Dr. Paul R. Sackett
Dr. Georgia T. Chao
Dr. Ann Doucette
Dr. Randall W. Engle
Dr. Richard J. Genik
II
Dr. Leaetta Hough
Dr. Patrick C. Kyllonen
Dr. John J. McArdle
Dr. Frederick L. Oswald
Dr. Stephen Stark
Dr. William J. Strickland

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Committee composition and balance
Scope of work and major issues to be addressed in phase two
Structure and schedule for final two meetings
Remaining information gaps and strategies to resolve
Structure, format, and potential contents of final report


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Two open source articles describing research on human capabilities and performance.


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 23, 2013