Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
International Test Commission
Test use is an international enterprise. Tests are used widely in education, industry, government—including the military—and in other institutions to assist in decision making. The International Test Commission (ITC) was established in 1976 to address three test-related issues at an international level: test purchase by unauthorized persons, the questionable quality of some tests, and the unethical use of tests. The ITC's primary mission is to promote an exchange of information on test development and use to improve test-related practices. The ITC works to promote this goal in various ways. First, the ITC maintains a Web site and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Testing International , and a scholarly journal, the ...