In case you missed it, ATP's New World of Testing digital series is available for viewing on the all-new ATP Digital Hub.


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ATP is a global, nonprofit organization representing leading publishers and assessment service providers in today's testing industry. ATP members are committed to encouraging international strategies which advance the position of the industry, its technology, and the science that supports it. Since 1992 ATP has been an advocate for the test publishing/assessment services industry. You can learn about ATP's proud history of advocacy here: ATP Advocacy History and Milestones. Do you have a question or want to make the Association aware of a legal or legislative industry challenge? Contact ATP: ATP Inquiries

ATP, and its Industrial/Organizational Division, Responds to Negative View of Testing in HBO Documentary, Persona: The dark truth behind personality tests

By now, many of you may have seen HBO’s recent documentary produced by CNN Films, Persona: The dark truth behind personality tests, which presents a negative view of employment testing and, in particular, personality testing focused on the MBIT.  Even if you have not seen the documentary, we think it is worth discussing the film together so ATP members can build a common response. [Read more here...]

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When you join ATP you are part of an international network of members committed to advancing the integrity of assessment services and products and their value to a global society. Even more importantly, ATP members support the only organization committed to the unique challenges of the entire assessment community as a whole. [Download a member benefit flyer here]

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CONCERNED ABOUT PRIVACY & SECURITY ISSUES?

ATP Releases Privacy in Practice Publication

To assist ATP members in navigating the legal and practical issues inherent in the many new privacy laws, the ATP International Privacy Subcommittee has developed a series of "Privacy in Practice" Bulletins that provide practical information, discuss principles, and provide guidance that testing organizations should use to comply with the GDPR, as well as current and/or upcoming privacy laws in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world. Bulletins 1-8 are available in hard copy in the ATP Bookstore


ATP Releases Video Surveillance Guidelines

The Association of Test Publishers' Security Committee has released Privacy Guidance When Using Video In The Testing Industry, which is now available in the ATP Bookstore and on Amazon.com


IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, ATP RELEASES SECURITY BULLETIN: PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS IN ONLINE/REMOTE PROCTORING

Moving High-Stakes Testing Programs Online Calls for Privacy Measures

NEED FOR ONLINE/REMOTE PROCTORING

Due to the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, with so many people working and/or studying from home, testing organizations are evaluating the option to use remote technologies to replace “in-person” testing, ATP has released this important Security Bulletin to assist in evaluating this option. [DOWNLOAD COMPLETE BULLETIN HERE]





 

News Flashes from ATP

WEEK OF APRIL 26, 2021

ATP Launches virtual Innovations in Testing 2021: Assessment for a Better World. Join us April 27-29, 2021. Click here for instructions on signing into the Conference.

WEEK OF APRIL 19, 2021

ATP releases fourth edition of the Model Guidelines for Preemployment Integrity Testing: Privacy Edition. Visit the ATP Bookstore or Amazon for paperback or kindle version.

WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2021

ATP Holds New World of Testing Webinar, Thursday March 18, 2021 (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT/ 4:30 – 5:30 UTC; 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM PDT) : A Conversation on Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy in Assessment and Instruction, sponsored by Curriculum Associates.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2021

ATP OPENS ITS DIGITAL HUB -- visit the Hub and access videos and webinars on hot topics from ATP's most recent webinar on Highlighting your Value: How can standardized testing programs more effectively demonstrate their importance, relevance and purpose to panel discussions and speakers from ATP's Innovations in Testing and Europe-ATP Conferences.

WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2021

ATP announces the continuation of the “New World of Testing (NWT)” Digital Series.  The first webinar in this series for 2021 is Highlighting Your Value: How Can Standardized Testing Programs More Effectively Demonstrate Their Importance, Relevance and Purpose? This webinar will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST (4:00 – 5:00 UTC; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST). Registration is open.

WEEK OF JANUARY 4, 2021

ATP Opens registration and sponsorship for the 2021 Innovations in Testing Virtual conference scheduled for April 27 - 29. Features include:

  • Lower registration and sponsorship rates,
  • New networking opportunities, 
  • Session formats that encourage audience interaction,
  • A wide array of Peas in a Pod Discussion topics to allow for more attendee-based discussions,
  • More live sessions with Q&A from the audience, and
  • Additional opportunities to interact with and discuss relevant topics with your colleagues and industry experts.

 NEW BOOKS RELEASED FROM ATP

The Association of Test Publishers is pleased to announce its newest publication:  The fourth edition of the Model Guidelines for Preemployment Integrity Testing: The Privacy EditionThis fourth edition of the Model Guidelines is updated to address considerations for maintaining privacy, confidentiality, and security of personal data and information that is collected when administering integrity tests. The Guidelines are available in the ATP Bookstore and on Amazon. Other publications available from ATP include:  Privacy in Practice Bulletin Series and Privacy Guidance When Using Video in the Testing Industry. The Association of Test Publishers continues to follow the progression of privacy initiatives, from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect in May 2018, to new initiatives cropping up in state legislatures across the U.S., including the California Privacy Act (CCPA), and in other countries around the world (e.g. China, India, Brazil, Canada). To assist ATP members in navigating the legalities inherent in these new laws, the ATP International Privacy Subcommittee has built a series of "Privacy in Practice" Bulletins that provide practical information, discuss principles, and provide guidance that test publishers should be using to comply with the GDPR, and current and/or upcoming privacy laws in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world. Due to popular demand the first eight Bulletins have been compiled into the Privacy in Practice Bulletin Series volume to make the information available to a wider audience. The International Privacy Subcommittee has also just released Privacy Guidance When Using Video in the Testing Industry to help the testing industry understand the appropriate use of video monitoring and recording while conducting tests – and to prepare the necessary documentation to defend such uses. Both of these publications are also available in the ATP Bookstore.