Standards, Codes, & Guidelines

Listed below are professional standards, codes and guidelines that address testing and assessment practices in the profession. You can sort this list by different headings to find a source that might best apply to your need.

Test Developers, Psychometricians, Test Users, and Test Administrators ITC Guidelines for the Large-Scale Assessment of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Populations International Test Commission (ITC) 2018
Educational & Psychological Professionals The Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education Joint Committee on Testing Practice (ACA, AERA, APA, NASP, NATD, & NCME) 2004
Educational & Psychological Professionals Estándares para Pruebas Educativas y Psicológicas American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2014
Test Users Responsibilities of Users of Standardized Tests (RUST) (3rd Edition) Association for Assessment in Counseling (AAC) 2003
Test Users & Test Publishers/Developers/Researchers ITC Guidelines on Computer-Based Testing International Test Commission (ITC) 2005
Test Publishers/Developers/Researchers ITC Guidelines on Adapting Tests (Second Edition – Version 2.4) International Test Commission (ITC) 2017
School Psychologists Principles for Professional Ethics National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2010
Test Users ITC Guidelines on Quality Control International Test Commission (ITC) 2013
Test Users ITC Guidelines on Test Use International Test Commission (ITC) 2013
Test Users ITC Guidelines on Test Security International Test Commission (ITC) 2014
Test Users ITC Guidelines on Test Disposal International Test Commission (ITC) 2015
Test Users ITC Test-Taker's Guide to Technology Based Testing International Test Commission (ITC) 2010
Test Users ITC Statement on Using Tests for Research International Test Commission (ITC) 2014
Psychologists Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Standard 9: Assessments) American Psychological Association (APA) 2010
Industrial/Organizational Psychologists Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (Fourth Edition) Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the APA) 2003
Counseling Professionals American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics American Counseling Association (ACA) 2014
Test Users Task Force on Test User Qualifications (TFTUQ) American Psychological Association (APA) 2000
Educational & Psychological Professionals Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Psychological Association (APA) & National Council for Measurement in Education (NCME) 2014
Educational & Psychological Professionals Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers: Guidelines and Expectations Joint Committee on Testing Practice (ACA, AERA, APA, NASP, NATD, & NCME) 1998
Educational & Psychological Professionals Statement on the Use of Secure Psychological Tests in the Education of Graduate and Undergraduate Psychology Students APA Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment 1994
Teachers Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students American Federation of Teachers, National Council on Measurement in Education, & National Education Association 1990
Educational Administrators Competency Standards in Student Assessment for Educational Administrators American Association of School Administrators, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, & National Council on Measurement in Education 1997