What does a Test Administrator do?

Test center administrators manage the day-to-day operations of a testing center or a designated test site. They establish, implement, and enforce test center policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and standards. They train and supervise staff, verifying they are well-informed of all mandatory protocols regarding ID verification, security, and academic integrity. They oversee scheduling and handle administrative tasks such as ordering supplies, processing paperwork, and approving official documents. They may directly proctor or supervise test activities.

Test center administrators have a high school diploma, although additional education or training is an advantage. They commonly have a background in administrative support or exam proctoring. These roles require strict attention to detail and strong project management capabilities. Familiarity with standard test center procedures and policies is helpful.

What responsibilities are common for Test Administrator jobs?
  • Maintain the field sites, including setup and takedown of non-permanent supplies and materials.
  • Read correspondence, notices, bulletins, reports and other materials to maintain current knowledge about pertinent policy, administrative and procedural matters.
  • Assess and identify the learning and college success needs of our diverse student population and provide academic support designed to address those needs.
  • Explain and interpret administrative decisions and policies to others. answers varied inquiries or complaints and resolve problems requiring adaptation of rules, regulations and precedents and transmit and explain orders and instructions.
  • Execute staffing plans, policies and procedures for the facility and works closely with the care team to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
  • Track and assess effectiveness of the learning and teaching.
  • Monitor test results to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Develop plans for supplemental instructional learning.
What are the typical qualifications for Test Administrator jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or technology.
  • Understanding of HIPAA regulations and other privacy mandates.
  • Basic understanding of writing protocols.
Work/Life Balance
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Test Administrator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$44,317 /yr
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Median: $44K
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“workers are great and fun to work with.”

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“PTO and paid holidays if you’re full time.”

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“Good job for older people”

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“Good opportunity to transfer to better jobs internally”

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“communication is ok but can be better”

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“good pay for what work you did”

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“Great people to work with”

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