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NCTA Launches Focus on Members

There's a new page on our website, titled Focus on Members, where members can share their stories that inspire and lead us to build relationships within the organization. Here, you can introduce yourself, or another member, to all of NCTA!  Whether you are a new member, or a member who has been part of the organization since its inception, we can learn so much from each other.  Please take a few minutes to share your story or nominate someone who you believe has a story worth sharing.

NCTA Names 2018 Award Winners!

Lifetime Achievement Award
Michelle Teasley-Parks
Columbus State Community College

Service & Leadership Award
Jarret Dyer
College of DuPage

Program/Innovation Award
Pikes Peak Community College
Merge of Advising & Testing

President's Award
Cindy James
Thompson Rivers University

Job Opportunity

University of Nevada, Reno
University Test Center Coordinator

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a University Testing Center (UTC) Coordinator.  This position is responsible for establishing and managing a testing center at the University of Nevada, Reno and overseeing the administration of exams for academic courses. Other duties include, but are not limited to:  coordinating with faculty who wish to offer computerized testing; affiliating with state and national professional testing organizations in order to stay current and knowledgeable about innovative ideas or trends; administering placement exams and assessments, and offering contracted exam services for third party entities; developing and managing all aspects of the UTC, including policy and procedure development, testing standards, academic integrity, proctor oversight, establishment and management of the facility, equipment and software, and center operations including human resources management and budgeting; serving as a liaison to third-party agencies such as testing-system vendors and third-party entities using testing services; building a successful testing center, with the expectation that the UTC will generate revenue to help support the mission of the UTC; creating appropriate environments pursuant to National College Testing (NCTA) guidelines; offering workshops or presentations to inform Colleges, departments, faculty, students and staff of the services provided by the UTC; negotiating contracts; and other duties as assigned. More information and a list job opportunities.

Tulsa Community College Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Tulsa 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tulsa Community College was established in 1970 and is comprised of four campuses and additional satellite locations throughout Tulsa county.  The school serves more than 25,000 students annually and offers 105 Associate Degree programs.  TCC is the largest two-year college in Oklahoma and has the state's largest enrollment of high school concurrent students and leads in offering online credit.  The Southeast Campus enrolls 7,100 students in a variety of areas of study, including Sciences, Mathematics, Business and Information Technologies, Communications, Music and Theatre, and much more.

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  • Promotes professionalism & quality

  • Enhances professional testing practices

  • Offers opportunities for professional development

  • Encourages professional support activities

  • Advances collaborative efforts among testing professionals, testing companies, and other policy-making agencies.

Consortium of College Testing Centers

The Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) is a referral service provided by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) to facilitate distance learning. The purpose of the CCTC is to make test administration services available to students away from their campuses, particularly at educational institutions. It is a free service for students or others who are seeking a professional location at which to take an exam. All participating test centers must be NCTA members in good standing and are expected to adhere to the CCTC guidelines. In addition the testing center must subscribe to and indicate compliance with the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines. Listings are only available to operational testing centers and not to individuals or other groups who wish to serve as proctors.  Read More >>


NCTA Services

Professional Standards

NCTA has established standards and guidelines for testing centers and testing personnel. A list of test administrators who have endorsed these standards may be found on this website.

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NCTA Test Center Certification

NCTA Test Center Certification

Test Center Certification is the process whereby a testing center undergoes a significant self-assessment to show that it meets the criteria to be identified by NCTA as a certified test center.

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NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC)
CCTC Participant

NCTA supports distance learning by providing this free web-based referral service. The CCTC web page contains a listing of testing centers across the country and abroad that are willing to provide proctoring services to students away from their campuses.

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