Innovations in Testing Conference Goes Virtual for 2021

Dynamic program scheduled for April 27 - 29, 2021 - Early Bird Registration ends March 5

"This year's conference is all about defining the new normal," remarked  this year's Conference Chair Ada Woo. "We experienced a public health crisis over the past year that disrupted how we live, how we work, as well as how we train, hire, and educate. And many of these changes are here to stay." [Read more...]

More than 40 Social Justice, Disability Rights and Educational Organizations Release Statement in Support of Testing

“We are pleased to see that the U.S. Department of Education will not consider blanket waivers of the critical civil rights component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that requires high quality, statewide assessments..." was the opening statement of a release from 45 advocacy organizations. [Read More...]

U.S. Copyright Office Updates Rules for Securing Online Assessments

In February, the U.S. Copyright Office published an updated Interim Rule on its procedures for registration of “secure tests” and secure test items.  86 Fed. Reg. 10174 (Feb. 19, 2021). 
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JATT Launches Volume 21 with Three New Articles and New Call for Papers

  • catIRT tools: A "Shiny" Application for Item Response Theory Calibration and Computerized Adaptive Testing Simulation
  • Developing Authentic Digital Math Assessments
  • The Impact of Technology-Enhanced Items on Test-Taker Disengagement

Co-editors Dianne Henderson of ACT and Holly Gardiner of Kaplan kicked off The Journal of Applied Testing Technology's 2021 Volume with three new articles focusing on computer adaptive testing, digital assessment and technology enhanced items. 
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The 2021 ATP Board of Directors to be lead by John Kleeman of Questionmark

Newly elected Directors to represent Workforce and Europe

ATP held its annual election in the fall, electing and re-electing Board members to serve on the 2021 ATP Board of Directors.This year's Board will be lead by John Kleeman, Executive Director and Founder of Questionmark Corp.

"John Kleeman brings an international perspective to the ATP Board and has substantial experience with testing and testing-related standards," noted ATP CEO, Dr. William G. Harris. "John has a breadth of experience that will serve to enrich ATP especially during this challenging time." [Read More...]


ATP Announces 2021 Award Winners

Award winners from 2020 and 2021 to hold panel session at Innovations Conference

ATP is pleased to announce it 2021 ATP Award winners: Kristen Huff, Ph.D., Vice President of Assessment and Research is this year's recipient of the ATP Career Achievement award; and Gary Behrens, Assistant Vice President, Fifth Theory LLC is this year's recipient of the ATP Award for Professional Contributions and Service to Testing. [Read More...]



ATP's New World of Testing Digital Series is Back by Popular Demand

A series of webinars launched last year became so popular that ATP has continued the effort into 2021.

Now backed by sponsors, ATP's first New World of Testing Webinar of 2021, (sponsored by Pearson VUE), featured a panel on Highlighting Your Value: How Can Standardized Testing Programs More Effectively Demonstrate Their Importance, Relevance and Purpose[Read More...]