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.
The 9th Conference of the International Test Commission will take place in San Sebastian, Spain, 2-5 July 2014.
Further information about the ITC can be obtained from the Secretary of the ITC, Dr. Aletta Odendaal (secretary[at]intestcom.org).
Other officers of the ITC you may want to contact, are:
- Prof. Dave Bartram (ITC President, president[at]intestcom.org).
- Prof. Dragos Iliescu (ITC President-Elect, presidentelect[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).