The International Test Commission (ITC) is an “Association of national psychological associations, test commissions, publishers and other organizations committed to promoting effective testing and assessment policies and to the proper development, evaluation and uses of educational and psychological instruments.” (ITC Directory, 2001). The architect of the ITC was Jean Cardinet, who worked on its formation from the mid sixties until 1972. The ITC was formally established in 1978 under its first president Ype Poortinga. Currently the ITC has 21 Full Members (national professional psychological associations), 64 Affiliate Members (other test commissions, publishers and research organization involved in testing) and over 700 Individual Members (individuals working or with an interest in tests and testing). Its current membership covers most of the Western and Eastern European Countries and North America, as well as some countries in the Middle and Far East, South America and Africa. It is registered as a not-for-profit organization and is affiliated to the IAAP and the IUPsyS.
The International Test Commission (ITC) facilitates the exchange of information among members and stimulates their cooperation on problems related to the construction, distribution, and use of psychological tests and other psychodiagnostic tools. To achieve these goals the ITC organizes international meetings and discussions, promotes the publication of relevant information by means of its own and other scientific outlets, and stimulates international cooperation on research projects relevant to a scientifically and ethically sound use of tests.
Dear members and friends of the ITC,
Motivated by requests from our members and partner organizations, the ITC has developed a statement on the use of tests and other assessment instruments for research purposes. This document is not a Guideline, but is an important contribution in an area where many of us feel the need for more clarity. The document has gone through several rounds of development and review, and enters now into the public consultation phase.
We would like to ask you to review the document and send any ideas, comments, suggestions or any other questions you may have to the Secretary of the ITC at email@example.com. We will collect all these suggestion until March 15th 2014.
Thank you for your efforts in supporting the mission of the ITC!
Dear Members and Friends of the ITC: Please download here the Call for nomination of young scholars for the prestigious ITC Scholarship Program linked to the ITC 2014 conference in San Sebastian, Spain (2-5 July 2014).
The 9th Conference of the International Test Commission will take place in San Sebastian, Spain, 2-5 July 2014.
Psychologists, health care professionals, academics and researchers from all fields of applications and backgrounds are invited to submit symposia (in English or French) to the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology.
The On-line Readings in Testing and Assessment (ORTA) project of the International Test Commission (ITC) aims to provide a number of independent, yet integrated readings on aspects related to testing and assessment on-line and free of charge. Visit the project webpage here.
Further information about the ITC can be obtained from the Secretary of the ITC, Prof. Dragos Iliescu (secretary[at]intestcom.org).
Other officers of the ITC you may want to contact, are:
- Prof. Fanny Cheung (ITC President, president[at]intestcom.org).
- Prof. Kurt Geisinger (ITC Treasurer, treasurer[at]intestcom.org).
- Dr. Jan Bogg (Editor of Testing International, the ITC newsletter, tieditor[at]intestcom.org).
- Dr. Avi Allalouf (Co-Editor), Dr. Stephen Stark (Co-Editor), Dr. April Zenisky (Associate Editor of the International Journal of Testing, ijteditor[at]intestcom.org).