The National College Testing Association (NCTA) is a non-profit organization of testing professionals working in post-secondary institutions, in companies with test-related products and services, and in other professional testing venues. NCTA was organized in 2000 through the merging of several regional associations.

Jane French- Wallace Community College
Martha Key- Shelton State Community College
Anita Mays- University of Alabama
Kenda Rusevlyan- University of North Alabama
Dr. Denny Smith- Calhoun Community College


We strive to increase Increase awareness of ethical and professional testing standards in the general public.


We believe in encouraging fairness in testing for a diverse candidate population.


Our primary purpose is to enhance professional testing practices among collegiate testing centers in Alabama.

Actions of the Alabama Association of Testing Professionals

AATP Documents:

Communication and professional development are promoted through quarterly meetings, active mailing list, and projects advancing the mission of the organization. Some members attend the annual NCTA conference which provides opportunities for professional networking, valuable information on technical and operational developments related to testing, and chances to interface with representatives from all of the major testing companies.

Alabama Association of Testing Professionals

AATP Board of Directors:

President- Judith Lea
     Northeast Alabama Community College
Vice- President- Arminda McKee

     Troy University
Secretary- Theresa McClelland
     Coastal Alabama Community College
Treasurer- Quanza Hand
     Auburn University

Mission Statement:

AATP Officers:


We are the Alabama Chapter of the NCTA

​In Testing

The Alabama Association of Testing Professionals is committed to promoting professionalism and quality in the administration of testing services and programs in the state of Alabama through:

  • Enhancing professional testing practices​
  • Encouraging fairness in testing for a diverse candidate population​
  • Offering opportunities for professional development through networking and knowledge sharing with the Association and as representatives of the state within the national testing community​
  • Increasing awareness of ethical and professional testing standards in the general public​
  • Advancing collaborative efforts between testing professionals, testing vendors, and policy-making agencies​
  • Provide support activities for information, training, and resources in efforts to create best practices for those involved in testing, for both candidates and testing professionals.