A network of Testing Coordinators

NATP helps states create assessment networks to connect district and campus testing professionals with each other as well as with key partners.  These key partners include Departments of Education (DOE) and their State Testing Directors.  This means, you can look forward to being empowered, as you support one another with updates, shared resources, and materials.  

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  • NATP is designed to allow district network to serve as a conduit of information to the DOE.
  • With the support from an establishment network of peers and partners, DTCs are empowered to provide direct feedback from the frontline.
  • District members will discuss significant time-saving efforts related to test coordination.
  • District assessment networks yield collaboration opportunities at the local, regional, and state levels.
  • The NATP mission includes working towards improved communication, meaningful collaboration, and streamlined efforts for testing professionals across the nation.
  • Collectively, national affiliates will influence federal policies that will result in fair and sensible assessment policies for all states.
  • Testing coordinators will help improve educational systems across the nation!
  • With the establishment of networks come opportunities to collaborate and discuss how districts are each applying the many testing systems, rules, and changes that often overwhelm us.  
  • Ultimately, you can collectively support one another with updates and shared ideas and resources, which saves you all time and effort!  
  • NATP was established to simplify assessment efforts for district testing coordinators (DTCs) with help of a network of their peers within their respective state and beyond. 
  • NATP supports these efforts further by offering a comprehensive national assessment network that includes all key contributors.
  • The NATP aims to network and support coordinators on the front line with support, shared resources, professional development opportunities, and a vital partnership with State Education Agencies and assessment vendors to help streamline their efforts.  
  • As a DTC, who manages all state testing mandates, you know how fluid and complex things can get and just how overwhelming it can be.
  • Imagine having access to people, ideas, resources, and best practices that could help save you tons of time on day-to-day operations.  Well, that is just part of what is offered by NATP.
  • NATP offers networking opportunities for district testing coordinators.  We want to help improve communication efforts and frequencies among testing professionals for ongoing support. 
  • Networking opportunities that will connect you with others in the same role with whom you can collaborate on similar, State-specific tasks and challenges. 
  • This is a genuine opportunity for you to participate in and access a network of professionals with varied levels of experience and have candid and meaningful discussions about how DTCs are implementing the formal training and many, many testing requirements provided by the state.
  • District testing coordinators (DTCs) will  have access to shared resources, materials, and best practices.
  • NATP offers professional development opportunities that help new and experienced district testing coordinators gain the knowledge, skills, and best practices they will need to fulfill testing responsibilities.
  • We are eager to discuss additional potential benefits for district testing coordinators (DTCs) who are working tirelessly to meet the assessment needs of their students.  There is much we can learn and benefit from each other.  Let’s get you connected!
    • NATP helps create assessment networks to connect district and campus testing professionals with each other as well as with key partners.  These key partners include Education Agencies and their State Testing Directors.   
    • All too often our frontline feedback is often unsolicited, but  much needed.  NATP invites you to participate in collaborative discussions and exchanges with Education Agencies that continue throughout the assessment year.  They need to hear from you and you need to be heard!
    • With the establishment of networks will come opportunities to collaborate and discuss how you are each applying the many systems, rules, and changes that often overwhelm you… what is working and what is not working in your respective districts and states. This feedback is critical to the DOE and the assessment process.  This collaboration and input would be welcomed and sought after by DOE, as it provides them with the following: 
      • access to immediate, real-time input directly from assessment coordinators 
      • aligned practices 
      • improved overall state assessment program effectiveness  
    • Districts across the state and nation will equally benefit from this input and collaboration as it will help inform decision making toward fair and sensible assessment policies.
    • NATP aims to bridge the gaps between ALL key partners: districts, states, and vendors  in order to free the way for connection, communication, and collaboration. 
    • NATP aims to create the opportunity for key assessment players to attain a partnership that will support and empower front line testing professionals, while embedding related state and vendor efforts for reciprocal gain.  

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    Contact Info

    National Association of Testing Professionals (NATP)
    611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
    Box 462
    Washington, D.C. 20003
    Dr. Elda Garcia
    Executive Director