Assessment Center Receives National Recognition

Assessment Center Receives National Recognition

Sara Plummer
Assessment Center Receives National Recognition

OSU Institute of Technology Assessment Center has achieved national status as a leader in excellent testing practices through its test certification from the National College Testing Association (NCTA). Criteria for certification are rigorous and are based on the NCTA professional standards and guidelines which were developed to guide post-secondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs.

“We are so very proud of this recognition” said Rendi Glass, OSUIT director of Assessment & Career Services. “We are one of only five testing centers in the state of Oklahoma to receive this certification.”

NCTA recognized the OSUIT Assessment 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. NCTA membership numbers more than 2,200 testing professionals from 650 colleges and universities as well as 50 test companies and organization offering test-related products and services.

“This certification means that OSUIT will be able to better serve our communities, students, and employees,” said Dr. Ina Agnew, vice president of student services. “We will be able to offer examinations and assessments right on our campus, saving test takers from commuting to Tulsa, Muskogee, and elsewhere.  In addition, dependent upon the exam, we may have the ability to offer it at cost.”

OSUIT Assessment Center certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards.

In addition to the NCTA certification, Glass and her staff will be presented with the Creative Staff Innovation award by the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges on Friday, Sept. 30, during the OACC Staff Conference at Rose State College. This is the third consecutive year that a department in the Student Services Division has been honored.