In this issue:

Operational Best Practices 2013 Edition Released

ATP Board Members Elected for 2014

ATP Conference Round-up

ATP Security Survey Report 2013 Released

ATP Provides Comments to U.S. Department of Education

How to Make Public Sector Recruitment Cool/ ATP Launches SIG

Badging and It's Impact on Credentialing

Officer Nominations Open

Help Wanted: Visit the ATP Career Center

OBP publication2013 Edition of Operational Best

Practices Released

"This new tome is not only an updated version of the 2010 Operational Best Practices, but it is more comprehensive in scope and focuses heavily on technology-based assessments," stated ATP CEO Dr. William G. Harris in announcing the release of this new publication in September. Read More


New ATP Board Members Elected for 2014

Eugene Burke to Lead

The Association of Test Publishers is pleased to announce the election of five new and returning board members to the 2014 ATP Board of Directors. Read More

Conference Round-upeatp attendees

Successful 2013 ATP conferences held in Malta and New Delhi/ 2014 conferences planned for Scottsdale and Budapest  

Two successful conferences were held in September in St. Julian's, Malta, hosted by the European Division of ATP (E-ATP); and a smaller one-day event, hosted by the fledgling India-ATP, in New Delhi. Read More


report coverATP Test Security Committee Releases Security Survey Report 2013

By Jake Vogt, ATP Writer

"The Security Survey Report is the culmination of efforts put into motion in 2012 by ATPSC, which provides a forum to encourage assessment organizations to collaborate in addressing test security concerns.  The goals of the survey were to look in greater depth at organizational investments into security protocols, to gather specific information on the economic impact of security breaches, and to identify the differing views and priorities of assessment-related organizations of various kinds," stated Nikki Eatchel, of Scantron, Co-chair of the ATPSC.Read More

ATP Submits Comments to U.S. Department of Education

The Association of Test Publishers this August submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education in response to an informal request posted on Homeroom, the official blog of the US Department of Education.The Department was seeking comments, especially from assessment experts, on how it reviews and approves state tests in light of the move to a new generation of tests linked to college- and career-ready standards (including the common core), tests being developed by the two Race-to-the-Top Assessment consortia, as well as individual state tests that are not part of the consortia. Read More

How to Make Public Sector Recruitment Cool

ATP joins with EPSO to create a Special Interest Group for Public Sector Recruitment

by David Bearfield, Director, European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)job search logo

Following the first highly successful International Public Sector Assessment for Recruitment conference (IPSAR), organised in 2012 in Madrid by the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) and the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), ATP and EPSO have joined together to seek support for the establishment of an ATP Special Interest Group (SIG).  The purpose of the group will be to help public sector recruiters to meet the challenges we face by promoting best practice, and enabling us to help each other. Read More

Badging and Its Impact on Credentialing

By Jake Vogt, ATP Writerbadges

Innovative learning is what ATP's conferences are all about. So it was no surprise to find a standing-room-only presentation by Jarin Schmidt, Product Strategist with Pearson VUE on "Badging" at E-ATP's recent conference in St. Julian's Malta.  Schmidt noted in his presentation that "Badging" has been highlighted as an "innovation to watch" by Harvard Business Review and has been lauded by higher education experts, but says the test publishing industry has been understandably cautious about approaching such an "immature" innovation.Read More

Officer Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the positions of Treasurer and Secretary on the 2014 ATP Board of Directors.
[Only Regular ATP Members can make a nomination.] Read More

job search logoHelp Wanted: Give your job search a boost...check out the ATP Career Center

Current listings on the ATP Career Site include:

√  Director of Psychometrics,National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
√  Psychometrician/Measurement/Statistician, Excelsior College
√  Research Scientist/ Higher Education Research, The College Board  Read More