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NATIONAL MODEL LEGISLATION

The Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT) is an organization representing testing professionals that was formed in February, 1996 to educate those not credentialed as psychologists who are appropriately trained to provide specific testing services and who have been adversely affected by restrictions on assessment and testing practices that have been imposed. These restrictions are the object of concern for diverse groups whose members utilize assessment instruments and have an interest in protecting the right to use psychological, educational, vocational, industrial or other assessment instruments.

Background Information:

    •  Assessment instruments and their use are a specific component of the psychological, social, behavioral, educational, emotional, and environmental assessment of an individual's level of functioning in order to form a descriptive or diagnostic profile as the basis for planning services such as treatment, education, resource services, developmental plans, and referral.
    •  The public access to assessment services through qualified professionals is essential in order to receive the benefits of treatment, education, resource services, developmental plans, referral, and other such professional services.
    •  Professional associations, regulatory boards or credentialing organizations whose populations use test instruments have established training, practice and ethical standards dealing specifically with professional competence in the use of assessment instruments.
    •  Likewise, test publishers use guidelines for education, training and experience requisite for access to each assessment instrument they publish.

 
NEWS



Testing Guidelines Endorsed by FACT
The FACT Board of Directors voted to endorse the International Test Commission’s International Guidelines for Test Use, edition 2000. To view the guidelines, click the following link. http://www.intestcom.org/itc_projects.htm.

2008 Membership Meeting
Current FACT members are cordially invited to attend the 2008 membership meeting of the Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT). This meeting will take place via teleconference at 11:00 am (ET) on September 15, 2008. Please follow the link for more information.

Restricted Test List Repealed in Indiana
May 17, 2007 - Legislation providing the Indiana State Psychology Board’s authority to create a restricted test list (RTL) has been repealed. HB 1821 removes language originally included in the counselor licensure law which passed in 1997. While this language has been in statute for ten years, a RTL was never successfully adopted despite multiple attempts by the Indiana Psychology Board in the last ten years. Effective July 1, 2007, this new law removes the authority of the Indiana Board of Psychology to create a Restricted Test List (RTL).

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