Prometric®, a global leader in test development and delivery, is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Waters, Ph.D. and vice president at Prometric, to the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Board of Directors. In this role, Dr. Waters will serve the Association and its five practice areas of certifications/licensure, education, clinical, industrial/organizational and workforce skills credentialing.
Dr. Waters, who joined Prometric in 2004, possesses extensive experience in both the healthcare and education fields and was instrumental in the successful completion of Prometric’s first large-scale test exam conversion of a paper-and-pencil licensure program to computer-based testing. In her current role, she develops and executes strategic planning and implementation for new professional-based programs. She is very active in the testing industry through major organizations such as the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR).
She currently serves as a psychometric reviewer for ICE’s National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) where she reviews certification program applications for adherence to the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. Dr. Waters previously served on the Board of Directors for CLEAR and was a former president of CLEAR.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Waters to this group of recognized and experienced leaders in the test publishing community,” stated Dr. William G. Harris, chief executive officer of ATP. We know that she will help us continue to define professionalism for assessment and ethics, and promote adherence to these principles for the good of the industry, as well as for test takers around the world.”
“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers, and I look forward to serving the ATP membership,” stated Dr. Waters. “With years of experience in the industry and in supporting Prometric clients, I am committed to the advancement of innovation and best-practice approaches in testing and assessment that are intricately aligned with the ATP’s mission.”
Prometric is the trusted leader in global testing and assessment solutions for academic, corporate, financial services, government, healthcare, professional associations and technology markets. It offers a comprehensive approach to advise, develop, manage and deliver programs in the industry’s most integrated technology-enabled environment across the world’s most secure testing network or through the conveniences of online testing services. The company is committed to service quality and a set of values that supports test takers worldwide who take more than seven million tests each year in more than 180 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.