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K-State Today

December 19, 2016



Testing Programs and Services earns national recognition

By Valentina Burton

With millions of educational, certification and licensure tests administrated in the U.S. every year, the need for secure testing environments and trained testing staff has never been greater. One local test center has set the bar high for other postsecondary test centers and achieved national status as a leader in excellent testing practices.

Kansas State University's Testing Programs and Services Center was awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association. Criteria for certification are rigorous and are based on the association's professional standards and guidelines, which were developed to guide postsecondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs.

K-State's center is one among a growing number of test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process. This certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards.

Congratulations are extended to Valentina N. Burton and the entire staff at the Testing Programs and Services Center for maintaining high test administration standards and for providing excellent service to a wide variety of students and community members in the performance of their duties.

The National College Testing Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of professionalism and high quality service in the administration of testing programs, offers certification to college and university test centers that demonstrate exemplary practices. Association membership numbers more than 2,200 testing professionals from 650 colleges and universities as well as 50 test companies and organizations offering test-related products and services. 

Contact Testing Programs and Services at 785-532-2957 for more information about the numerous testing services provided.