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Ascend Learning’s Ada Woo Receives 2023 ATP Award for Professional Contributions and Service to Testing

March 16, 2023

The Association of Test Professionals Award Recognizes Individuals Making a Positive Impact on the Testing Industry

Burlington, MA – March 16, 2023 – Ascend Learning announces that Ada Woo, vice president of innovative learning sciences, received the 2023 Association of Test Publishers Award for Professional Contributions to Service and Testing. Woo was presented with the award at the association’s annual Innovations in Testing conference March 13 in Dallas.

The award honors individuals who have made a positive impact on the testing industry through professional contributions and service including sustained leadership, advocacy and contributions that have improved the applications of testing, influenced professional standards and practices, and increased public understanding of testing.

“As a first-generation college student who knew little about higher education, standardized assessments have played an important role and opened doors in my educational journey,” said Ada. “Having experienced the opportunities testing can provide, I’m proud to be working in the workforce education and testing industry today. I’m honored to receive this award and help promote the value of testing for the next generation of learners.”

Woo was elected to the ATP board of directors in 2022 and was one of the leaders behind the association’s launch of its EdTech Computational & Psychometrics Summit and also has served as the chair of its Workforce Skills Credentialing Division. In her role at Ascend, Woo leads the research and development organization for Ascend’s healthcare segment, ensuring all components of learning and assessment product developments are fully and efficiently realized.

“As a proponent, leader and supporter of the Association of Test Publishers, Ada continues to impress all who have the privilege of working with her,” said association CEO William G. Harris, Ph.D. “She has been instrumental in leading ATP’s flagship Innovations Conference and also initiating new summits and events that continue to enhance ATP’s influence and relevance to the global testing and assessment community.”

“We’re thrilled Ada’s ATP colleagues are recognizing Ada for the same values we see in her every day,” said Sean Burke, president of Ascend Learning’s healthcare segment. “Giving back and contributing to the industry is important to us, and we’re proud industry leaders like Ada chose Ascend Learning as the place they can have a positive, purpose-driven impact on learners and educators.”


About Ascend Learning

Ascend Learning is a leading provider of online educational content, simulation, software and analytics serving students, educational institutions and employers. With products that span the learning continuum, Ascend Learning focuses on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. Ascend Learning products, from testing to certification, are used by frontline healthcare workers, physicians, emergency medical professionals, nurses, certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, financial advisors, skilled trades professionals and insurance brokers. Learn more at www.ascendlearning.com.

About The Association of Test Publishers
The Association of Test Publishers was founded to promote and develop testing and assessment best practices and to facilitate an environment that would benefit test-takers, businesses, educational organizations, and society in general. The association charges itself with defining professionalism for assessment and ethics and promoting adherence to these principles. To achieve this purpose, ATP focuses on two primary initiatives: advocacy for the industry and education for its members.