To enhance both the effectiveness and use of testing and assessments by promoting and facilitating standards and conformity systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
Certification provides assurance that your assessments and tests meet essential, peer reviewed standards – creating trust and confidence in your products. Certification demonstrates the technical competence and the conformance of your services to national standards.
ASI facilitates the development and application of the American Psychological Association (APA) standards for educational and psychological testing. Certification by ASI signifies that your testing and assessment procedures meet the association's essential requirements.
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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