ACCUPLACER® National Conference: Last Chance to Register!

It's not too late to register for the ACCUPLACER National Conference! Whether you are an ACCUPLACER beginner or expert, it's important to ensure that your institution is getting the most out of the program. Register today to participate in this professional enrichment opportunity that brings together hundreds of faculty members and testing professionals from around the country.

This year's conference will feature exciting speakers and more than 30 sessions. We plan to make some major announcements about positive changes on the horizon. You don't want to miss this news!

Plenary Speakers Include:

Lieutenant Governor
Joseph Garcia
Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia brings a passion for education and public service to the Colorado state capitol. Before he was elected lieutenant governor, Joe was president of Colorado State University–Pueblo. During his four-year tenure there, Joe helped the university overcome financial difficulties, stagnant enrollment and a mediocre reputation through aggressive marketing and nontraditional solutions.

Kenneth Ender, Ph.D.
Dr. Kenneth L. Ender became Harper College's fifth president on July 1, 2009, after serving as president and chief executive officer of Cumberland County College in Vineland, N.J., for 11 years. Through partnerships and alliances, Dr. Ender is positioning Harper to become a leading 21st-century community college by increasing graduation, transfer and certificate completion rates; aligning Harper's curriculum with high schools; training students for new-economy jobs; and implementing new accountability and transparency standards.

Some of the sessions being offered this year include:
  • WritePlacer® and the Rural College: Mandatory Orientation Increases Success Rates
    Presented by Helen Lansdell, Olds College

  • Using the ACCUPLACER Diagnostic Assessment to Increase College Readiness and Success
    Presented by Genevieve L. Floyd, Montgomery County Public School; Akima Rogers, Montgomery College; and Michael Sullivan, Northwood High School

  • New Ability to Benefit (ATB) Regulations — How Do They Affect You?
    Presented by Suzanne Murphy, College Board

 Learn more!
  Ability to Benefit (ATB) Testing Update  

The U.S. Department of Education recently updated the policies governing the Ability to Benefit (ATB) program. These new regulations will go into effect starting July 1, 2011, and will require more accountability and reporting for the ACCUPLACER program as well as for the ATB test administrators. In order to administer the ACCUPLACER test for ATB, the test administrator must be a certified proctor and use the official ACCUPLACER ATB testing site.

To become a certified ATB test administrator, you can participate in one of several training options:
  ACCUPLACER in the News

ACCUPLACER was featured in an April 24 article in The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.).

"Community colleges are smart option for financially savvy N.J. students"
Read how New Jersey community colleges use ACCUPLACER.

  Upcoming Conferences
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) Annual Conference

July 17–20, 2011
San Francisco, Calif.

Visit us in the exhibit area.
National College Testing Association

September 21–24, 2011
San Diego, Calif.

Visit us in the exhibit area.
  Enjoy your summer!  

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a healthy and happy summer. We'll be back in touch in early fall to tell you about some major advancements taking place in ACCUPLACER, along with conferences and events where you can meet program staff in the coming academic year.


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