ATP and its members are taking an active stance to address the conflicting messages around the value and the use of standardized testing. As the Intelligent Voice for Testing, ATP is in an ideal position to refocus the greater conversation about testing and assessment away from the sometimes confusing information we see and read in the media, and redirect the dialogue toward a more rational and educated discussion on the core value of assessment as a whole, and provide intelligent recommendations for the proper application and use of assessments in a variety of contexts.
The idea of “reclaiming the conversation” was born of ATP members observing that too often conversations around testing had a negative tone. Campaigns such as “Opt Out” (of standardized testing) can carry negative and distorted views on the value of testing. ATP has always strived to be the collective voice to provide clarification or counterpoints to misconceptions regarding testing and assessments, and to actively promote the value of testing and advocate for its proper and intended purposes.
The idea of ATP leading the conversation has been so impactful that the entire theme of the conference has been changed to underscore its importance and provide a focal point to mobilize our resources to promote the many positive and important aspects of testing in our society.
Come be part of the dialogue and help ATP Lead the Conversation.
If you missed the closing session on “Reclaiming the Conversation,” watch it here.