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Posted 07/16/2018

The Association of Test Publishers (“ATP”) and the National College Testing Association (“NCTA”) Announce  Partnership to Jointly Develop a Set of Industry Standards for the Online Proctoring of Computer-based Tests

The Association of Test Publishers (“ATP”) and the National College Testing Association (“NCTA”) are very excited to announce a partnership to jointly develop a set of industry standards for the online proctoring of computer-based tests.  As test delivery and administration in the education and credentialing industry have grown increasingly complex, in particular by the availability of innovative and fast-evolving new technologies, the need for a recognized industry standard for the online proctoring of high-stakes testing has never been more relevant.

To structure and support the effort to develop a comprehensive standard, ATP and NCTA have jointly created and approved a body of Operating Procedures to govern the process by which a Technical Working Group (“TWG”) will handle the standards development process.  Although this standard will not be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”), ATP and NCTA have adopted a process that is modeled after ANSI protocols and procedures   Click here to download the Operating Procedures Document.

One of the first orders of business to begin the process will be the establishment of the TWG, as outlined in detail in the Operating Procedures.  Any member of the ATP or the NCTA that indicates its willingness to participate in the work will be welcome to appoint a representative to join the TWG.  Members of the public who are neither members of ATP nor NCTA will also be permitted to participate in the TWG under additional guidelines specified in the Operating Procedures.

Next Steps:

If you or your organization is interested in learning more and/or would like to directly participate in the TWG, please contact via email either Eric D’Astolfo or Paula Doughman, who will co-chair the Joint Management Committee that will oversee the work of the TWG. Their contact information is provided below.

The TWG will host an initial Kick-Off Conference Call to describe the standards development process at a high level and answer any questions about the Joint Operating Procedures document. The conference call will take place at 11:00am Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

To participate in this call inside the U.S., call this number: 310-765-4820 and use the conference code: 9915084

Outside the U.S. use the call in numbers at this link, along with the conference code: 9915084

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from interested participants soon!

Sincerely,

Eric D’Astolfo
Co-Chair, Joint Management Committee
Vice President of Educational Assessment Sales
Scantron Corporation
eric.dastolfo@scantron.com  

Paula Doughman
Co-Chair, Joint Management Committee
Program Director, Testing Services
University of Cincinnati
paula.doughman@uc.edu

 

Posted 07/01/2018

Coastal Pines Technical College, Golden Isles Campus Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Coastal Pines Technical College, Golden Isles Campus, for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Brunswick, Georgia, Coastal Pines Technical College, Golden Isles Campus, is one of seven campuses in the Coastal Pines Technical College system.  The school was established on July 1, 2014 and is one of the schools in the Technical College System of Georgia.  The school offers associate's degree, certificate programs in allied health, business and computer, personal services, and technical and industrial technology.  Coastal Pines Technical College Golden Isles Campus is the first technical college in Georgia to become NCTA Test Center certified.

 

 

Posted 04/19/2018

San Diego State University Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to San Diego State University for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

San Diego State University is a public research university that was founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School.  SDSU has an enrollment of over 34,000 students and has an alumni base of over 280,000.  After some name changes the school became San Diego State University in 1974.  The university awards 190 bachelor's degrees, 91 masters degrees, and 25 doctoral degrees.  President John F. Kennedy gave the graduation commencement address at SDSU on June 6, 1963.

 

 

Posted 04/17/2018

Liberty University Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Liberty University for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University was founded in 1971 by Jerry Falwell as Lynchburg Baptist College.  It received University status in 1984 and was renamed to Liberty University.  It is the largest private non-profit university in the United States.  Liberty University enrolls more than 15,000 students at the Lynchburg campus and has 110,000 students including online courses.  The school consists of 17 colleges and offers over 290 bachelors, 315 masters, and 32 doctoral areas of study.

 

Posted 04/16/2018

Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg Campus, Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg Campus, for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

The Sellersburg Campus is the latest institution to join the other 16 in the Ivy Tech network to become certified.

 

Posted 04/04/2018

Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute Campus, Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute campus, for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

The Terre Haute campus is the latest institution to join the other 15 in the Ivy Tech network to become certified.

 

Posted 03/28/2018

Bucks County Community College Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Congratulations to Bucks County Community College for achieving Test Center Re-certification.  Located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, the college first received certification in September 2012.  Today, they became re-certified for another five years. Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Congratulations to Aaron Krassner and the entire staff of Bucks County Community College Testing Center for maintaining excellence in test administration.  NCTA salutes you for a job well done in following and promoting NCTA's principles and guidelines.  Stand up and take a bow, you have earned it.

 

Posted 03/28/2018

Front Range Community College Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Front Range Community College for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado and three other sites, Front Range Community College is the largest community college in Colorado.  It had its beginnings in 1968 in Denver.  Today FRCC offers 29 Associate degrees and 37 career/technical programs to its more than 27,000 students.  In 2016 FRCC awarded 2,003 associate degrees and 2,664 certificates for the career/technical programs.

 

Posted 03/12/18

Ivy Tech Community College Logansport Campus Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Ivy Tech Community College Logansport Campus for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association. Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

 

Posted 03/01/2018

Cochise College Douglas Campus Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Cochise College Douglas Campus for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association. Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Cochise College is a public community college in Arizona founded in 1964.  It has campuses located in Douglas and Sierra Vista and three other centers.  The school has approximately 8,000 students offering Associate degrees and certification programs.  The school is known for having its own school-owned airport, built specifically for the school's aviation program.
 
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