ERIC Number: EJ746697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 26
A Historical Perspective and Current Views on the "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing"
Camara, Wayne J.; Lane, Suzanne
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v25 n3 p35-41 Fall 2006
The "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" have evolved in the breadth and depth of coverage of issues in educational testing and measurement since their first publication in 1954. There were a number of substantive changes in the 1999 revision that addressed validity, fairness, accommodations, and compliance with the "Standards." In addition, there was nearly a 50 increase in the number of standards contained in the last revision. The next revision of the "Standards" may be initiated in 2007 and there are remaining concerns about access and awareness by non-measurement professionals, compliance by test publishers and users, relevance in addressing mandates for accountability, and substantive areas of educational assessment. This review of major changes to the Standards and discussion of future topics is designed to inform the next revision.
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Revision (Written Composition), Standards, Psychological Testing, Educational Testing, Compliance (Psychology), Publishing Industry, Accountability, Access to Information
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