EAGAN, MN. – December 20, 2016: Scantron Corporation, a leading, global provider of assessment and analytics solutions today announced Nikki Eatchel, Senior Vice President of Assessment has been named the 2017 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) assuming the role on January 1, 2017. Established in 1992, ATP is a leading international, non-profit, trade organization representing domestic and global providers of tests and assessment tools for clinical, occupational, certification, licensing, and educational uses.

“I am proud to represent Scantron as the 2017 Chair for ATP, and I look forward to serving the ATP Board, its members, and my industry,” said Eatchel. “Being part of the association for many years has provided valuable personal and professional experiences that have helped shape my career by putting me at the forefront of important assessment discussions, industry movements and exciting innovations.”

For more than 20 years, Eatchel has worked as an expert in the field of assessment development and psychometrics, specializing in large-scale, global assessment programs. For the last 15 years, she has put her expertise to work developing assessments for educational, certification, and licensure exams. Currently, she oversees Scantron’s assessment division ensuring the quality and integrity of its products and solutions.

“This is a great opportunity for Nikki, who’s a widely recognized expert in the assessment industry,” said Kevin Brueggeman, CEO Scantron. “I congratulate Nikki and the ATP for this collaboration of leaders. Scantron, as a leading assessment company is proud to be associated with Nikki and the ATP.”

As Chair of ATP, Nikki will continue to focus on its important initiatives such as data privacy and will execute the association’s ongoing mission to drive the assessment conversation. Eatchel’s rise to chair of the board comes amid a series of other notable accomplishments within the Association of Test Publishers—she served as Chair of the Security Committee, as a Board Director since 2014, and was recognized as industry leader in the European-ATP Hackathon in 2015.


Scantron is a leading global provider of assessments, analytics, technology services, and data capture solutions, headquartered in Eagan, MN, that empowers organizations to monitor, measure, and understand information in order to improve effectiveness. It serves organizations of all sizes including education institutions, commercial industries, and government agencies worldwide. For more than four decades, the Scantron brand has been recognized as the trusted source for reliable data capture, assessment, and analysis. Scantron is also a leading, national provider of managed IT and print services, as well as hardware maintenance solutions with its Harland Technology Services brand headquartered in Omaha, NE. Scantron Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings. For more information visit www.scantron.com.

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