Science and Technology of Assessment
Verifying and Validating Assessment Techniques
Focused on improving our ability to provide stakeholders and customers with assessments that are technically compliant, accurate, precise, usable, and defensible. Robust verification and validation is critical to managing the risk of flawed decisions resulting from assessments that are inadequate or erroneous. The goal of these efforts is to pursue mathematical and statistical methodologies to enable reliable verification and validation of a broad array of phenomena and systems.
Synthesizing Disciplines for Holistic Assessments
Focused on developing rigorous, general methods to establish metrics and algorithms for combining distinct, heterogeneous phenomena without sacrificing either fidelity or incurring unacceptable artifactual error. These efforts are expected to lead to rigorous methodologies to treat multiple phenomena within a single, coherent context.