WHY DO WE NEED INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR TESTING AND TEST USE?
Bartram, D., SHL Group, United Kingdom
The market in psychological testing is becoming increasingly a global one. National boundaries are no longer effective barriers to control the supply and use of tests. The Internet has increased the pressure on the need for International guidance on what constitutes good practice in test use and on how test supply should be controlled to ensure that users are appropriately qualified. Issues concerning consistency in the quality of tests across countries are also becoming increasingly apparent. The presentation highlights the way in the ITC's work has been addressing these issues, and, in particular provides some examples of ways in which the ITC Guidelines on Test Use have been implemented. It will also review the current work of ITC on guidelines for computer-based testing and the use of the Internet.