Welcome to ATP's Practice Area Divisions

ATP is a diverse membership organization. It has five Practice Area Divisions, each focusing on a specific area of assessment.


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Certification/Licensure

Members of this division include publishers of professional certification and licensure exams, managers of information technology (IT) certification programs and test delivery channel vendors. For more information contact: Dawn Gibas

Clinical

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. For more information contact: Mark Ledbetter

Education

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. For more information contact: Canda Mueller

Industrial/Organizational

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. For more information contact: April Cantwell

Workforce Skills Credentialing

Members of the Workforce Skills Credentialing Division have an interest in advancing credentialing assessments which document the mastery of specialized industry knowledge; possession of key job-related skills, abilities and occupational personality traits; and possession of job-relevant competencies as part of a personal career development portfolio and/or required as part of a corporate credentialing program. For more information contact: Rob Pedigo

 

ATP also hosts a number of 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. For more information contact: Co-Chairs Michael Clifton and O'Neal Hampton at atpsecurity@testpublishers.org

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 ATP's divisions who work with ATP's contracted meeting planners to direct the content, format and vision of each conference. For more information contact: Michelle Issing.

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. For more information contact: Pam Patel, E-ATP Administrator.