The NCTA Governing Council is pleased to present the final draft of the Standards for the Online Observation of Tests, a Joint NCTA-ATP (Association of Test Publishers) project.  This document will be pivotal in providing standards for the global online proctoring and monitoring industry.  While these standards are in their final draft and have been reviewed by the NCTA Governing Council and ATP Board of Directors, we have provided a commenting template to allow members to share final feedback on the document as written. The window for review will close on June 30, 2024, at which time the standards will be prepared for publication. The final draft and commenting template are posted on the NCTA website HERE.

View the Online Observation of Test Standards for Public Comment HERE.

Share your comments using this Commenting Template

Feedback should be emailed to [email protected].

Sara Rieder Bennett, Ph.D., NCTA President
The University of Akron
[email protected]

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June 10, 2019

NCTA promotes and supports the importance of testing integrity and test security.  The future of test security may be the augmentation of the human proctor with artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to NCTA President, Jarret Dyer. Read more of his thoughts along with other industry leaders and fellow NCTA members as they share on how to increase test security in the Lockbox:


Issued March 13, 2019

Media Coverage:
WTSP Channel 10 News, Tampa, Florida
Issued March 13, 2019


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