ERIC Number: ED190637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
NCME Statement on Educational Admissions Testing.
National Council on Measurement in Education, Washington, DC.
A major objective of the measurement profession continues to be the assurance of high quality tests and proper test use. The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) constitutes a group of testing practitioners, scholars, and specialists with well-informed opinions on matters of educational measurement and testing. NCME regards it as axiomatic that knowledges, skills, and abilities of people are important and relevant to individual, institutional, and societal goals, and that such characteristics and measurable. Although NCME believes that most admission tests are of high quality, it recognizes its obligation to monitor tests and test use. Some of the issues of concern to NCME in the admissions testing context are: tests producing inaccurate assessments of individuals; biased tests; the role of tests in selection decisions; and misuse of test information. The NCME, therefore, proposes the establishment of a broadly representative Commission on the Conduct by Educational Admissions Testing Programs to monitor and improve the conduct of admissions testing programs. (GK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Measurement in Education, Washington, DC.