ERIC Number: ED075465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-9
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Ethical Issues and Questions about Testing for Test Publishers.
Fitzgibbon, Thomas J.
The test publisher's responsibility is discussed. "Right and good conduct" of the publisher in relation to the desires of the test user is related to the actual age of the test--old versus new materials. Other issues confronting the test publisher are the conflict between the needs for personal privacy and the claims of the community in relation to information gathered by testing, when a test is complete enough to sell, when a test should be abandoned, user research conducted and findings disseminated by the publisher, and training programs conducted by the publisher for the test users. It is concluded that sophistication in test development far outstrips sophistication in test use. (For related documents, see TM 002 542, 544-547.) (DB)
Not available separately; see TM 002 542
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Note: Paper presented at Session II of Southeastern Invitational Conference on Measurement in Education (11th, Athens, Georgia, December 9, 1972)