District's relocated Pearson VUE Testing Center provides certification tests

posted Feb 2, 2017, 12:27 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 12:34 PM ]
The Bartlesville School District is expanding its Pearson VUE Test Center to offer Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators. “One of the Human Resources goals in the district’s 2020 Strategic Plan is to support new and career teachers in obtaining and renewing teacher certification credentials. In the past, Bartlesville teachers had to drive to Tulsa to take these certification exams. Now, our teachers will be able to take these exams in Bartlesville at the Education Service Center,” said Dr. Stephanie Curtis, the district’s Exec. Dir. of Personnel & School Support.

The Bartlesville district first opened a Pearson VUE Test Center at its Will Rogers Complex in 2014 in order to administer GED exams to adult education students. The district has relocated the testing center to its Education Service Center at 1100 S. Jennings. The Test Center at the ESC opened on February 1, 2017. In addition to Teacher Certification Exams, the Test Center will offer business and industry certification exams, including Information Technology exams and professional licensure exams. “We want to be of service to the community, so we hope that people will enjoy the convenience of being able to take these exams in Bartlesville,” said Dr. Curtis.

The running of the Pearson VUE Test Center is a team effort of Bartlesville school district employees. The Technology Services and Maintenance departments moved and installed the furniture and technology at the ESC. Sarah Rowe of the district’s Adult Education program serves as the Test Center Manager and Administrator. Additional Test Center Administrators include Angie Linthacum, Christina Rigdon, Kerry Ickleberry, Lilly Tyner, Leslie Donnell, Angie Niko, and Michelle Malaske. All Test Administrators must pass a Pearson VUE Test Administrator Certification Exam. Dr. Curtis serves as what Pearson VUE terms the Test Center Owner.

Pearson VUE’s advanced system administers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and organizations around the globe through the world's largest most secure test center network. The system enables candidates to register and reschedule their tests online or through a Pearson VUE call center.The Bartlesville School District is pleased to partner with a company whose industry status, technology and passion for excellence will allow us to provide even greater service for our community.

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Testing Center
Sarah Rowe, Test Center Manager, assists a current substitute interested in obtaining her certification credentials

Lockers
New lockers were installed to hold personal items for those testing in the Pearson VUE Test Center