ATP is a diverse membership organization. It has four interest area divisions, each focusing on a specific area of assessment. Click on a Division to download a Division Q&A Brochure:
Members of this division include publishers of professional certification and licensure exams, managers of information technology (IT) certification programs and test delivery channel vendors.
The Clinical division consists of ATP members with an interest in tests that enhance clinical, diagnostic or therapeutic decision-making by qualified professionals. Members of the Clinical division publish tests of intelligence and cognitive ability, academic skill and achievement, emotional status, personality style and type, and behavior problems, as well as many others.
The Education division of ATP includes organizations engaged in the educational testing industry from K through 12 school systems to higher education to corporate training programs. The Education division promotes good testing practices and stresses the importance of assessment as an integral part of the educational process.
This division of ATP concentrates on the development of quality assessment tools for selection, placement, classification and promotion of working individuals. Members take an active role in creating and promoting best practices that affect test use within private and public organizations.
The European division of ATP, known as E-ATP, provides a collective voice to influence both European governments and the European Union to establish policies and guidelines that are advantageous to members and test users, and that advance the position of the industry and the science that supports it.
ATP also hosts a number of standing committees which assist in carrying out the many different aspects of ATP's mission:
The ATP Security Committee
The ATP Security Committee is a standing committee created for the purpose of providing ATP members with the means to address and provide guidance on current and future test security issues. This committee provides leadership and direction in recommending standards and best practices in the area of test security.
The ATP Innovations in Testing Conference Committee
The ATP Innovations in Testing Conference Committee is a standing committee created for the purpose of guiding and implementing the annual, U.S.- based Innovations in Testing conference. The committee is comprised of volunteers representing all of ATPs divisions who work with ATP's contracted meeting planners to direct the content, format and vision of each conference.
The E-ATP Conference Committee
The E-ATP Conference Committee is a standing committee created for the purpose of guiding and implementing the annual, European-based conference, Growing Talent in Europe: Gaining Advantage through Assessment. The committee is comprised of volunteers representing the E-ATP division who work with ATP's contracted meeting planners to direct the content, format and vision of each conference.
The ATP Awards Committee
The ATP Awards Commttee is a standing committee created for the purpose of soliciting nominations and making recommendations to the ATP Board of Directors for the annual Career Achievement Award and the Award for Professional Contributions and Service to Testing.