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March 2020
Volume 20
Issue 1

In This Issue...

  1. ATP's Conferences Move Forward in the Face of Unprecedented Events
  2. Innovations in Testing 2020 is Going Virtual
  3. JATT Publishes First Issue for 2020
  4. ATP Publishes First Eight Privacy Bulletins
  5. ATP Submits Comments to Canadian Privacy Office
  6. ATP Submits Comments to California Attorney General's Office
  7. E-ATP Continues to Plan Late September Conference
  8. ATP Announces 2020 Award Winners

ATP's Conferences Move Forward In the Face of Unprecedented Events

MEA-ATP holds second annual conference while being mindful of national mourning

I-ATP holds fifth annual conference around restrictions imposed by civil unrest

Innovations in Testing 2020 moves forward as a virtual event as COVID-19 reshapes the meaning of social networking

The phrase "the show must go on" has been given new meaning as the Association of Test Publishers has continued to press on in the face of unprecedented circumstances around the globe.

India-ATP's fifth annual conference in New Delhi moved ahead even as government officials urged residents and workers to stay home and away from city centers on December 20, 2019; the Middle East & Africa- ATP conference moved ahead despite global tension in the middle east and local mourning in Oman;  and the Innovations in Testing 2020 conference is moving ahead as a virtual conference in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More...]

Innovations in Testing 2020 is Going Virtual

Plans are underway, dates are still undecided

The very difficult and unprecedented decision to change the on-site Innovations in Testing Conference, originally planned for a March 29th kick-off in San Diego, into a virtual event was made Monday, March 9th when it became evident that the health and safety of conference delegates would be compromised. The State of California reinforced that decision later in the week, on March 11th,  when the Governor called for the cancellation of all large meetings.
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Journal of Applied Testing Technology (JATT) Publishes First Issue for 2020

Under the auspices of its new editorial team, Co-editors Dianne Henderson, Ph.D., of ACT, and Holly Garner, of Kaplan Test Prep, The Journal of Applied Testing Technology (JATT), ATP's peer-reviewed, online scholarly journal published its first 2020 issue in January.[Read More...]

ATP Publishes First Eight Privacy in Practice Bulletins in Hard Copy


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). [Read More...]

ATP Submits Comments to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

In early March, the Association of Test Publishers submitted comments expressing the views of the testing industry, especially from members from Canada, in response to a request from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada ("OPC") for feedback on its recommendations for the regulation of artificial intelligence ("AI").  [Read More...]

ATP Submits Follow-up Comments to California Attorney 

General's Office

On December 6, 2019 ATP filed comprehensive comments with the California Attorney General addressing the concerns of the testing industry over the proposed regulations for implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA").   Although the CCPA technically went into effect on January 1, 2020, final regulations are not expected to be released until the Spring.   As ATP General Counsel Alan Thiemann, reported in a December Legislative/Legal Alertto ATP Members: "The failure to have final regulations in place until after the law becomes effective makes it impossible to know exactly what is required to comply with the CCPA."  Nevertheless, Thiemann urged ATP members to take "good faith steps" towards compliance yet this year. [Read More...]

The European-ATP Conference 2020 Continues to Plan Late 

September Conference

This Year's ConferenceTheme : Advancing Assessments with Integrity

With the Call for Papers open and despite fears of a prolonged COVID-19 impact, the European-ATP Conference Planning Committee is continuing its plans for a late September event outside London at the Radisson Blue Edwardian Heathrow, 30 September thru 2 October 2020.  An added feature of this year's conference will be a Security Summit planned for the morning of September 30th. [Read More...]

ATP 2020 Award Winners Announced:

John Oswald and Alina von Davier 

"We are incredibly disappointed that this year's ATP Award winners will not be receiving their award in April at the 2020 Innovations in Testing Conference as previously planned. Nonetheless I can think of no two more deserving winners of these awards," said ATP CEO William G. Harris in announcing this year's winners of the ATP Contributions and Service to Testing Award and the ATP Career Achievement Award.[Read More...]