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History of the Standards

There have been six documents from three sponsoring organizations guiding the development and use of tests.

  • Technical Recommendations for Psychological Tests and Diagnostic Techniques was prepared by a committee of the APA and published by APA in 1954.
  • Technical Recommendations for Achievement Tests was prepared by a committee representing AERA and the NCMUE (which is now NCME) and was published by the National Education Association in 1955.
  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests and Manuals replaced the earlier two documents. It was prepared by a committee representing AERA, APA, and NCME and was published by APA in 1966.
  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing was prepared by a committee representing AERA, APA, and NCME and was published by APA in 1974.
  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing was a revision of the 1974 Standards. It was also a collaboration of AERA, APA, and NCME and was published by APA in 1985.
  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing was a revision of the 1985 Standards. It was prepared by the Joint Committee appointed by AERA, APA, and NCME and was published by AERA in 1999.

  • The new edition of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing was released in July 2014. It was prepared by a Joint Committee selected by the Management Committee and is published by AERA

 

 
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