The mission of the North Carolina Association of Testing Professionals (NCATP) is to enhance professional growth and communication among test administrators employed by the state of North Carolina and accredited institutions in the state of North Carolina. Our mission will be accomplished through collaboration with other institutions of higher learning including public universities, private universities, and community colleges, the North Carolina Department of Education, the National College Testing Association, and various state testing associations.
NCATP will become a statewide resource for comprehensive and educational assessments tools, shared data, and mentoring for the promotion of professional growth. NCATP will work closely with other like institutions of higher learning, certifications agencies, test developers, vendors and educators, state and national agencies. NCATP will develop and abide by the highest standards of best practices for optimum accuracy, integrity, and customer service.
The NCATP will allow testing professionals from various institutions, corporate entities, and others interested in promoting exam integrity across the state to:
Enhance professional testing practices and guidelines
Engage in professional development activities
Participate in professional support and networking opportunities
Advance collaborative efforts among testing professionals and testing companies
Leverage existing consortium and partnerships for the benefit of NCTA membership
Since its inception through May 2019, Cynthia Duarte, from North Carolina Central University, served as President and Cherelle K. Harris of Fayetteville State served as Vice-President. After Ms. Harris’ departure from the organization, Sharon Breore, from North Carolina State University, became Vice-President.
In October 2016, the organization held it's first conference, The Great Divide: How To Combat Cheating which was supported by a grant from the NCTA and supportive sponsors, Castle Worldwide, Register Blast, and College Board. Membership was small with a total of 16 wonderful volunteers but has seen continued growth as we bring together people from state institutions, corporations, and private testing centers across North Carolina.
In October 2016 the name was changed from the North Carolina Association of Collegiate Testing Professional to North Carolina Association of Testing Professionals. Membership grew and it was suggested by our Vice President that we seek nonprofit status. Volunteers agreed to work on several initial items in order to move the organization forward including, by-laws, membership and web design.
In June 2019 Thomas Martin became the second President of NCATP. Thomas is the proctoring Center Coordinator in the Disability Resource Office at NC State University.