ERIC Number: ED102210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
On the Confidentiality of Student Test Scores. Report No. 32.
Read, Peter B.
A discussion of the limited meaning of test scores, testing as an invasion of privacy, the abuse of test scores as confidential information and privileged communication, recording and storing of test results, access to test scores, and the demand for accountability forms the basis for recommendations for the release of individual and group test scores. These suggestions are consonant with recommendations of various professional organizations composed of psychologists, counselors, and educators; the guidelines prepared by a conference sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation in 1970; and numerous court cases which have established legal precedents on the release of test data or confidential information. (EH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Civil Liberties, Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Court Litigation, Data Collection, Educational Legislation, Equal Protection, Guidelines, Institutions, Legal Problems, Parent School Relationship, Policy, Recordkeeping, Student Records, Student School Relationship, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Testing, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.