The past year has caused disruption, introspection and change across many industries including the global assessment community. The Association of Test Publishers’ (ATP) is excited to announce the continuation of the “New World of Testing (NWT)” Digital Series. This series will showcase the assessment community ingenuity to address unprecedented challenges as well as a myriad of concerns that we continue to face. These challenges and concerns touch all facets of the assessment enterprise. The NWT provides a forum for invited experts to share their knowledge and experience with the worldwide assessment community on these challenges and concerns along with other related topics.

The third webinar in this series for 2021 is Test Centers are Dead, Long Live Test Centers! Are the rumors around the demise of test centers real? Or just...rumors? This webinar will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT (4:00 – 5:00 UTC; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT).

Test Centers are Dead, Long Live Test Centers! Are the rumors around the demise of test centers real? Or just...rumors?

Over the past year online proctored exam delivery has experienced exponential growth, yet demand for in-person exam delivery at test centers remains as high as ever for high-stakes credentialing programs. Even during the pandemic, most high-stakes, accredited programs have preferred exam delivery through test centers over the compelling option of online proctoring.

The disruptions of COVID-19 have not only revealed the challenges that online proctoring platforms need to address in order to remain a long-term viable option for high-stakes programs, but it also has highlighted the stringent operational adjustments that brick and mortar test centers are required to implement.

Join us for some ‘real talk’ about the operational considerations for both test center and online proctored exam delivery and what you need to know about migrating your program to online proctoring.

In this session, you’ll hear from respected panelists with experience in large-scale program management, psychometrics and measurement, and test delivery technology. Together, they’ll share their diverse insights and learnings around the advantages, disadvantages, operational differences, and trade-offs of modalities with respect to:

This webinar will help participants better evaluate what modality their program is best suited for: in-person or remote proctored delivery and will outline what changes must be considered if they wish to fully or partially migrate to online test delivery.

Speakers: Eric D’Astolfo (Moderator), Vice President, Business Development, Pearson VUE; Dr. Cynthia D. Woodley, Chief Operations Officer of Professional Testing; Pat Ward, President & Founder of Internet Testing Systems (ITS); Phil Dickison, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Officer Exams, National Council of State Boards of Nursing


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