ITC Guidelines on Computer-Based and Internet Delivered Testing
Key Purpose of the ITC Guidelines on Computer-Based and Internet Delivered Testing
The International Guidelines on Computer-Based and Internet Delivered Testing apply to the use of computer-based testing (CBT) and Internet tests in professional practice. Thus they are directed towards test users who:
- purchase and use CBT/Internet tests;
- are responsible for selecting tests and determining the use to which tests will be put;
- administer, score, or interpret tests (invigilators/proctors);
- provide advice to others on the basis of test results (e.g., recruitment consultants, educational and career counsellors, educational and school psychologists, trainers, succession planners, organisational development consultants);
- are concerned with the process of reporting test results and providing feedback to people who have been tested.
These guidelines also specifically address three other main stakeholders in the testing process:
- developers of CBT and Internet tests,
- publishers of CBT and Internet tests (who also may be involved in test development), and
- consultants to developers and publishers of CBT and Internet tests.
The guidelines are relevant to others involved in the use of CBT and Internet tests. These include:
- those involved in the training of test users,
- those who take tests and their relevant others (e.g., parents, spouses, partners),
- professional bodies and other associations with an interest in the use of psychological and educational testing, and policy makers and legislators.