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Posted 08/07/2018

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Wiregrass Georgia Technical 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.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, located in Valdosta Georgia, is a part of the Technical College System of Georgia that serves eleven counties in south-central Georgia.  The school was formed on July 1, 2010 from a merger of East Central Technical College and Valdosta Technical College.  The school enrolls about 6,000 students and on December 2, 2010 WGTC was named the first recipient of the Governor Sonny Perdue Award for Technical College of the Year.

 

Posted 07/31/2018

Kent State University Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Kent 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.

Kent State University at Stark, located in North Canton, Ohio, is a public institution and the largest regional campus of Kent State University.  The school offers associate, bachelor and master degrees that serves over 11,000 students annually and graduates over 500 students each year.  The school promotes environmental and social responsibility and was recognized on the President's Service Learning Honor Roll for 2006. 2007, 2008 and 2009.

 

Posted 07/26/2018

Saginaw Valley State University Achieve Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Saginaw Valley State University located in University Center, Michigan, 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.

Saginaw Valley State University is a public university founded in 1963 as a private school, Saginaw Valley College.  It became a state supported school in 1965 and was renamed to Saginaw Valley State University in 1987.  The approximately 10,000 students can choose from over 100 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

Posted 07/25/2018

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

Congratulations to Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington 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 school is the latest institution to join their fellow Ivy Tech Community College Schools as a NCTA certified center.  This brings the number of schools in the Ivy Tech Community College System to 18. 

 

Posted 07/25/2018

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) 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.

UAH is a public, coeducational research university in Huntsville, Alabama that awards bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees.  UAH is one of three members of the University of Alabama system and has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students that can choose from 44 bachelor programs, 30 master degree programs, and 15 doctorate programs.

 

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
[email protected]  

Paula Doughman
Co-Chair, Joint Management Committee
Program Director, Testing Services
University of Cincinnati
[email protected]

 

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.

 
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