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ERIC Number: ED114407
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 26
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Public Policy Concerning the Use of Tests.
Lewiski, Raymond L.
The article identifies major events that have impacted on public policy toward testing during the last 20 years. Events were classified, and an interpretation of the interrelationship of events was made. Events were classified as stemming from writings of individual authors, publications of professional organizations, and actions taken by the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of government. The publications of the professional organizations and actions taken by the three branches of government were described in detail. The writings of individual writers were acknowledged but not described. The major concerns of the initiators of events were identified as follows: (a) problems generated by the use of tests for making employment decisions, (b) problems of interpretation generated by semantic differences between the psychological and legal disciplines, (c) problems associated with and resulting from the impact of accountability on the test developer and user. A noticable trend was the shifting of the foci of prime concerns from an emphasis on professional competency to an increasing emphasis on professional integrity. This, in turn, resulted in an increasing resortment to a legalism that holds the test developer and user accountable for their respective product and use. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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