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]

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ATP is a global, nonprofit organization representing providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to assessment for clinical, occupational, certification, licensure, educational or other similar professional measurement uses.  ATP members are the leading publishers and assessment service providers in today's testing industry who 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

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Concerned about privacy laws for your business or organization?

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. ATP Members can log in, and under Quick links under their name tag, select Legal/Legislative Updates to access the first eight Privacy in Practice Bulletins.  The Bulletins include: Customer Guidance on Privacy Compliance;  What is Personal Data in Testing; Obligations of Processors in Assessment Services; Deletion Request From a Test Taker; Dealing With Breaches: Step 1 – Preparation; Preparing for the California consumer Privacy Act; Security Standards and the Assessment Industry; and, Privacy by Design and by Default - Demystified. All eight of these publications are available in hard copy in the ATP Bookstore

News Flashes from ATP

WEEK OF MAY 11, 2020

ATP RELEASES REGULATORY ALERT ON US COPYRIGHT OFFICE INTERIM RULE

On May 8, the US Copyright Office (Library of Congress) published an Interim Rule and Request for Comment on new definition for the term "secure test" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This definition will enable the testing industry to use on a temporary basis the secure test registration procedures for tests that are remotely proctored "to accommodate the ongoing national emergency."  85 Fed. Reg. 27296 (May 8, 2020).  Comments are due by June 8, 2020. READ THE ALERT HERE.


 WEEK OF MAY 4, 2020

ATP RELEASES INDUSTRY ALERT ON EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GRANT MONEY

ED Secretary Betsy DeVos has announced that $180 million in grants will soon be available from the federal emergency relief package to help fund statewide virtual learning projects.  Another $127 million is going for workforce learning projects.  From what we know about the ED Office of Technology's perspective on the use of similar funds, e-assessment projects would qualify for this money.  ATP Members should pursue these opportunities in partnership with their preferred SEAs. READ ALERT HERE.


 WEEK OF APRIL 20, 2020

ATP RELEASES CEO PANEL EVENT

On April 17, the Association of Test Publishers and the Innovations in Testing Conference Planning Committee hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion. This discussion had leaders within the testing community from across the globe discussing COVID-19’s impact on the testing industry, how testing organizations are navigating forward as they face this new reality, and what measures they are taking to prepare for the future. Cick here to view this important event: Virtual CEO Panel Discussion.

WEEK OF APRIL 6 , 2020

ATP DELIVERS SECOND LETTER TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AS PART OF EDUCATION COALITION SEEKING COVID-19 RELIEF

On April 8, the ATP, as part of the Education Sector Coalition, sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives, advocating for major funding for education and assessment industry – including all sectors of the "education community," from pre-K, K-12, higher education, adult education, worker training/retraining, certification and licensure, credentialing (workforce and other forms of voluntary credentialing programs), as well as areas of education curricular and assessment services, including test development, test delivery and administration, test scoring, and related security services. [Read More...]

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]


WEEK OF MARCH 30, 2020

ATP REQUESTS COVID-19 RELIEF FOR EDUCATION SERVICE PROVIDERS

Last Friday, March 20, the ATP joined with other assessment companies and organizations ("Assessment Coalition") to send a letter to the leadership of the United States Senate calling for the inclusion of funding in the Third Economic Stimulus package to assist all education service providers to deal with the economic fallout from COVID-19. [READ MORE HERE...]