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1 NCTA Grants Brian Endicott – The Ohio State University Mike Davis – Austin Community College Lea Brown – East Tennessee State University Roberto Voci – University of Oklahoma Jarret Dyer – College of DuPage

2 Agenda I.General information (5 minutes) – Brian II.Annual Timeline (10 minutes) – Brian III.Application Procedures (6 minutes) – Brian IV.Application Reviews (10 minutes) – Committee V.Inaugural Year Recipients (4 minutes) -- Brian VI.Lacking Proposals (3 minutes) -- Brian VII.Grant Writing Techniques (22 minutes) – Lea VIII.Question and Discussion Forum (30 minutes) – All

3 General Information Purposes: – Support the formations of State Testing Associations – Encourage professional support activities for NCTA members – Offer professional development opportunities for NCTA members – Support projects and activities that promote NCTAs Mission NCTA Grants

4 Guidelines for Successful Grant-writing Plan Prepare Organize Understand NCTA Grants

5 Successful Grant Writing Techniques NCTA Grants Basic steps: 1.Prove you have a significant need or problem in your proposal 2.Show an answer to the need, problem, etc., based on experience, ability, and logic 3.Show you have done the research, well designed plan, and a vision 4.Know the grant makers goals and objectives and match to your need…problem… 5.Contact grant maker directly if you need clarification before you submit 6.Make sure you have submitted in the proper format and used forms correctly 7.State clearly and concisely your needs and objectives using proper grammar and correct spelling 8.Answer the who, what when and how questions 9.Logically demonstrate outcomes or impact 10.Who supports your project (stakeholders and other supporters) 11.Follow the exact specifications of the grant makers.

6 NCTA Mission NCTA is dedicated to the promotion of professionalism and quality in the administration of testing services and programs, including issues related to test administration, test development, test scoring and assessment. NCTA Grants

7 Eligibility All NCTA Members in good standing Other groups and organizations supporting NCTAs Mission Recipients may not apply for 2 years following a grant award The NCTA Board reserves the right to modify eligibility requirements NCTA Grants

8 Allocated Resources Grant amounts: – Ranging from $500 to $3,000 per recipient Funds pool: – 5-10% of NCTAs organizational reserve funds – May vary from year-to-year NCTA Grants

9 Fall Semester Announcement, Application Submissions Award Announcements at ConferenceSummer Application Evaluations, Award Decisions Spring Semester Implement Funded Project or ActivityFall & Spring Grantee Reports on Outcomes Summer Inaugural Year Grant Program Time Line a

10 Timeline Application Period (through 2/2011) Committee initial review (2/1/2011-2/28/2011) Application revision period (3/1 – 3/15) Committee review (3/15 – 5/1) Committee recommendations Board and committee joint review (5/1 – 5/30) Notifications to recipients (June 1 st ) NCTA Grants

11 Timeline, Continued Announcement of recipients (annual conference) Disbursement of funds (10/1) Progress report due to committee (3/31) Final financial reports due (6/15) Final report due to membership (annual conference) NCTA Grants

12 AY Recipients 8 Initial applicants Re-opened application process for revisions, new applicants 7 Total final applications 5 Award recipients Combined award total: $10,350 NCTA Grants

13 AY Grant Award Recipients Arizona College Testing Association – Kimberly Reely – 9 Community Colleges & Universities Represented – Organization of first statewide organization in Arizona – Expenditures: Formation of database of institutions Travel for NCTA Board member to meeting Web page development Inaugural statewide meeting – Total Award: $3,000 NCTA Grants

14 AY Grant Award Recipients Florida Association of College Test Administrators [FACTA] – Teresa Scott – Support for 2 nd annual FACTA Conference (held in February, 2011) – Advancement of Test Center Certification Project – Expenditures Lunch for participants at conference Venue for conference Speaker fees and expenses – Total Award: $3,000 NCTA Grants

15 AY Award Recipients Kentucky College Mini-Conference – Cindy Sproehnle – 16 Community and Technical Colleges and 7 universities – Conference keynote speaker from Prometric – Expenditures: Speaker fees and expenses Lunch Zip drives for participants Administrative costs – Total Award: $1,550 NCTA Grants

16 AY Award Recipients IUPUI Professional Development & Training – Kent Stoelting (IUPUI) – Expansion of testing services into the greater academic community – Expenditures: Presentation Materials Training Materials Creation of Webpage Information – Total Award: $1,350 NCTA Grants

17 AY Award Recipients Testing Services Enhancement Project – Winthrop University (Susan Sistar) – Mini-Conference meeting of testing staff, academic units, and exam proctors – Expenditures: Notebooks and dividers Printing Services Nametags Lunch – Total Award: $1,200 NCTA Grants

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19 Application Review How does the plan serve the purposes of the NCTA Grant Program? How does the plan serve the greater purpose of the NCTA? Financials What were seeking NCTA Grants

20 What were avoiding Requests to fund participation (including travel and registration) to the annual conference. Request to fund staff (including regular staff or a paid position created by the grant) Requests that establish or promote a resource that competes with any NCTA member NCTA Grants


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