Leading the Conversation

Under the leadership of Quinn Sutton of Alpine Testing and the newly formed ATP Marketing Committee, the Association of Test Publishers 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 conversation about testing and assessment away from the sometimes confusing information we see and read in the media," Quinn remarked.

He reported that his team has been hard at work creating new web pages and microsite that will provide an information portal for ATP members where they can access the communications tools they need to enter into dialogues that positively impact testing.  

On the new web pages, that were launched as part of the Innovations in Testing Conference, resources have been posted to help testing and assessment professionals lead their own conversation with key stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, candidates, and managers.  "Visitors to the pages will find useful information to educate and advocate about the best practices in testing," Quinn noted.  He urged both members and nonmembers to visit the pages where they will find tools and ways to contribute to this new and exciting initiative: Leading the Conversation