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September 13, 2022

K-State Testing Center staff presents at National College Testing Association Conference

Submitted by Stephanie J. Bannister

Valentina Burton, testing services coordinator, serves on the board of the National College Testing Association and facilitated the newcomer welcome and mentorship program for the organization's conference Aug. 14-17 in Chicago.

The conference brings together higher education professionals from across the nation, companies with test-related products and services, and other professional testing venues to address concerns and share ideas and activities that will benefit college/university test centers. The conference offers effective strategies, best practices and tools during organized sessions, workshops and networking.

K-State has been a nationally certified test center with the National College Testing Association since December 2016. Burton has served on various committees with the association. She continues to serve as an advisor and evaluator, helping test centers around the country achieve test center accreditation with the organization. She also chairs the association's mentorship program, which brings together experienced testing professionals and new and existing, less experienced testing professionals to share knowledge, ideas and resources and to facilitate networking among members. As a member of the proctor certification committee, Burton and her colleagues are working together to develop a certification program to train and certify test proctors around the globe.

Burton was elected treasurer of the organization for a three-year term and will serve on the National College Testing Association Governing Council, which serves the association's membership comprising more than 2,300 members, 600 postsecondary institutions and more than 60 corporations and certification agencies in the United States, Canada and around the globe.