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Posted 05/09/2019

Delta College Testing Center Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Please join me in congratulating Michele Allen and the entire staff at the Delta College Testing Center for achieving NCTA Test Center Re-certification!

More about Delta College:

Located in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan, Delta College has been one of the nation’s leading community colleges since opening in 1961.  We are known for graduates who make a difference in our communities. In fact, 97 percent of graduates in the last five years live in Michigan, and 83 percent reside in Delta’s service area – Bay, Saginaw and Midland counties.  Each year thousands of students choose Delta College, which has over 62,000 graduates! And it’s an excellent choice. With dedicated faculty and staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and convenient locations – Delta offers students the tools they need to succeed.   The Delta College Testing Center staff members provide high quality testing services that promote the intellectual growth of students, graduates, professionals and members of the community.

As we all know, the criteria for NCTA certification and re-certification are rigorous.  We congratulate Michele and the entire Testing Center Team on demonstrating their continued commitment to testing by completing Test Center Re-certification.

Please help us welcome them to the re-certified center community. 

 

Posted 05/08/2019

Grayson College Testing Center Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Please join me in congratulating Mark Taylor and the entire staff at the Grayson College Testing Center for achieving NCTA Test Center Recertification!

As we all know, the criteria for NCTA certification and recertification are rigorous.  We congratulate Mark and the entire Testing Center Team on demonstrating their continued commitment to testing by completing Test Center Recertification.

Please help us welcome them to the recertified center community. 

 

Posted 05/07/2019

Hagerstown Community College Academic Testing Center Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Please join me in congratulating Salven DeMartino and the entire staff at the Hagerstown Community College Academic Testing Center for achieving NCTA Test Center Re-certification!

Hagerstown Community College was founded in 1946 and was the first community college in Maryland.

As we all know, the criteria for NCTA certification and recertification are rigorous.  We congratulate Salven and the entire Academic Testing Center Team on demonstrating their continued commitment to testing by completing Test Center Re-certification.

Please help us welcome them to the recertified center community. 

 

Posted 05/06/2019

Oklahoma State University Testing Center Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Congratulations to James Knecht and the entire staff at Oklahoma State University Testing Center for achieving NCTA Test Center Re-certification!

As we all know, the criteria for NCTA certification and re-certification are rigorous.  We congratulate James and the entire Testing Center Team on demonstrating their continued commitment to testing by completing Test Center Re-certification.

Please help us welcome them to the re-certified center community. 

 

Posted 05/06/2019

Georgia Gwinnett College Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Congratulations to Susan Manaskie and the entire staff at Georgia Gwinnett College for achieving NCTA Test Center Re-certification

More about Georgia Gwinnett College:

Georgia Gwinnett College, a member of the University System of Georgia, opened its doors in 2006 as the first four-year college founded in Georgia in more than 100 years, and the first four-year, public college created in the U.S. in the 21st century. The College is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the heart of Gwinnett County - a vibrant community 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Testing Director, Susan Manaskie and the outstanding testing services team at Georgia Gwinnett College, are proud to serve the students and thriving community of Gwinnett County, Georgia.

As we all know, the criteria for NCTA certification and re-certification are rigorous.  We congratulate Susan and the entire Testing Services Team on demonstrating their continued commitment to testing by completing Test Center Re-certification. Please help us welcome them to the re-certified center community. 

 

Posted 05/06/2019

Missouri Southern State University Testing Services Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Jeannie Gilbert and the entire staff at Missouri Southern State University Testing Services for achieving NCTA Test Center Certification!  Jeannie and team continue to provide the highest test administration standards and excellent service to a wide variety of students and community members from their campus in Joplin, Missouri.  As we are all well aware, the criteria for NCTA certification are rigorous.  We welcome Jeannie and the entire team at MSSU Testing Services as the latest addition in the growing community of NCTA Certified Testing Centers.

 

 

Posted 04/25/2019

Good Morning NCTA,

The NCTA Governing Board, Executive Committee and Legal Team are pleased to share the attached letter recently sent to the United State Congress advocating again for necessary test security revisions in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (P.L. 110-315)(HEOA).

As we have previously discussed, current law provides that institutions must use one of the following methods to verify the identity of a student who participates in an online distance education course: (1) secure log-in and passcode; (2) proctored examinations; or (3) new or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identity.

We, the National College Testing Association, continue to be specifically concerned with the inclusion of “(1) secure log-in and passcode” as an acceptable identity verification approach.

The NCTA has advocated for the inclusion of the following (in red) to Part H-Program Integrity, Section 496 (20 U.S.C. 1099b amendment to paragraph 5, ii.):

(ii) the agency or association requires an institution that offers distance education or correspondence education to have processes through which the institution establishes that the student who  registers  in  a  distance  education or correspondence education course or program is the same student  who  participates  in  and completes the program and receives the academic credit.  Identity verification processes should follow multifactor authentication, and may include proctored examinations, or a combination of verification of government-issued identification document, secure login and password, and biometric authentication.

As always, I greatly appreciate the passion, persistence and above all, professionalism of this great organization.



Sincerely and with best regards,

Jarret M. Dyer | President
National College Testing Association

 

Posted 04/09/2019

Waubonsee Community College, Learning Assessment and Testing Services Department, Aurora Fox Valley Campus Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Erica Reyes and the entire staff at Waubonsee Community College, Learning Assessment and Testing Services Department, Aurora Fox Valley Campus for achieving NCTA Test Center Certification!  

More about Waubonsee Community College:

Located in the Fox Valley suburbs, about 45 miles west of downtown Chicago, Waubonsee Community College has four campus locations and a wide range of academic and career programs tailored to meet the needs of students, community members and professionals alike. Waubonsee opened its Aurora Fox Valley location on the Rush-Copley Medical Center Campus in Aurora, Illinois, in January of 1997. In 2016, there was a major renovation of that campus, which included the opening of a new testing center. The campus is now home to a majority of Waubonsee’s health care programs.

The Learning Assessment and Testing Services Department is committed to facilitating student success by providing a broad range of testing services. With 19 staff members throughout our four-campus network, the department supports Waubonsee students, staff, faculty and community members looking to fulfill academic, career and certification testing needs. In 2015, Learning Assessment and Testing Services received NCTA Test Center Certification for their Sugar Grove, Aurora Downtown and Plano testing centers, and is now pleased to add our fourth NCTA certified testing center.

Erica and team continue to provide the highest test administration standards and excellent service to a wide variety of students and community members from their locations in suburban Chicago.

As we are all well aware, the criteria for NCTA certification are rigorous.  We welcome Erica and the entire team at Waubonsee CC, Aurora Fox Valley Campus as the latest addition in the growing community of NCTA Certified Testing Centers.
 

Posted 04/09/2019

Indiana University Southeast Student Success Center – Testing Center Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Congratulations to Indiana University Southeast Student Success Center – Testing Center for achieving Test Center Re-certification!  As we all know, the criteria for NCTA certification and re-certification are rigorous.  Congratulations to Kristina and the entire Student Success Center Testing Center Team on demonstrating their continued commitment to testing by completing Test Center Re-certification. 

 

Posted 03/15/2019

Casper College Testing Center Achieves Re-certification

Congratulations to Casper College Testing Center for achieving Test Center Re-certification!  The Casper College Director of Assessment would like to especially thank Deb Kuhn and Shannon Taylor for all of their hard work in completing the re-certification application.  The criteria for NCTA certification and re-certification are rigorous.  We congratulate Melissa, Deb, Shannon and the Testing Center Team on demonstrating their continued commitment to testing by completing Test Center Re-certification. 

 

Posted on 02/28/2019

NCTA Responds to the Cheating Scandal

The National College Testing Association (NCTA) is deeply distraught by the allegations contained in a federal criminal indictment unsealed yesterday in Boston, that a "college prep" organization used bribes, testing by proxy, cheating and fraud to obtain an unfair competitive advantage for admission to a number of prestigious colleges and universities. Actions like those alleged in the indictment erode the public trust placed in institutions of higher education and cause serious damage to the educational process.

The NCTA works with testing providers and regulatory agencies to establish high standards and best practices for test administration, and to create ethical guidelines that ensure equal consideration for all candidates regardless of their background. Our members continue to advocate proctoring standards and procedures that safeguard test content, validate the identity of students, and present a level playing field for all. The NCTA Governing Board serves to promote professional standards and effective public policy, and are available to speak on behalf of the organization.

The NCTA is a network of more 2,300 testing professionals in colleges, universities, testing companies and policy-making agencies. Since our inception we have practiced and promoted test security within our universities in order to ensure that tests are fairly administered and reflect the performance of the intended student. Our members play a critical role within the testing industry in terms of creating, managing and administering tests employed in higher education.  Read the press release >>

 
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