Testing Center earns NCTA certification

For Immediate Release:  Dec. 09, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University was recently certified as a National College Testing Association (NCTA) national test center. Bloomsburg is the fourth testing center in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction and the first testing center within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

“With this national certification, the number and types of tests permitted to be administered at BU will increase, which provides additional testing opportunities for BU students as well as for community and regional examinees,” said Kathy Kollar-Valovage, BU testing center coordinator.

NCTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of professionalism and quality in the administration of testing services and programs, including issues related to test administration, test accessibility, test development, test scoring, and assessment.

This distinction recognizes BU’s testing center locally and nationally, and it ensures any individual who uses the testing center is assured their testing needs are met with the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

BU’s Testing Center supports the university’s educational mission by providing national, graduate, professional certification, distance education examinations and university assessments to students and other examinees in a professional, secure and accessible environment.

All tests are administered with high quality customer service under standardized conditions that are efficient, fair and secure.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.