At the Assessment Standards Institute, our core mission is to significantly enhance the effectiveness of data-based decisions, and the use of testing and assessments. We are dedicated to promoting and facilitating robust standards and conformity systems, ensuring that these tools not only meet but exceed the highest benchmarks of quality and reliability. Our commitment extends to safeguarding the integrity of these processes, thereby instilling trust and confidence among all stakeholders.
Certification provides assurance that your data-based decisions, algorithms, assessments, and tests meet essential, peer-reviewed standards, creating trust and confidence in your products. This process acts as a benchmark of quality and reliability, setting your offerings apart in a competitive market. Certification demonstrates the technical competence and the conformance of your services to national standards. It signifies a commitment to ongoing improvement and adherence to industry best practices. Furthermore, obtaining certification can open doors to new markets and clients who prioritize high standards and credibility. It also serves as a powerful marketing tool, signaling to potential users that your assessments are not only effective but also meet rigorous quality criteria."
ASI facilitates the development and application of the American Psychological Association (APA) standards for educational and psychological testing. By guiding entities through this rigorous process, ASI ensures adherence to the highest levels of scientific and ethical standards in testing. Certification by ASI signifies that your testing and assessment procedures meet the association's essential requirements, confirming the reliability and validity of your methods. This certification is not just a mark of quality but also an assurance to stakeholders that your assessments are fair, accurate, and compliant with current psychological practices. Additionally, it underscores a commitment to maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of the testing process. Moreover, ASI's certification process involves continuous evaluation and feedback, facilitating ongoing improvements and updates in line with evolving APA standards and industry best practices.
The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization for psychologists in the United States. It has over 118,000 members.
APA members are doctoral-level psychologists who work in myriad settings, including academic research, private psychology practice, K-12 schools, hospitals, the armed forces, court systems, prisons, business and industry and the VA. A doctoral-level psychologist holds a PhD, PsyD or EdD in psychology from a regionally accredited institution. Individuals who hold a doctorate in a related field from a regionally accredited institution may also join APA as members.
The “Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing” were approved as APA policy by the APA Council of Representatives in August 2013. The 2014 edition of the "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" is now available. The Testing Standards are a product of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education. Published collaboratively by the three organizations since 1966, it represents the gold standard in guidance on testing in the United States and in many other countries.
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