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.
We are pleased to announce the outcome of the voting of the ITC’s first virtual General Meeting. This meeting was to consider a series of amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Commission that had been recommended by the Council. 82 member organizations were eligible to vote (full and affiliate members). The quorum is 30%. 34 of the 82 voted of whom 9 were Full members and 25 were Affiliates. All votes were in favour of the proposed changes. There were no votes against and there were no abstentions. As each Full member has two votes and each Affiliate has one, the total number of votes cast was 43 in favour, zero against and zero abstentions. You may download the revised Constitution and Bylaws which are, therefore, effective from 17th September 2011, from here. Please replace any earlier copies you might have.
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.
President's report (June 2010) READ THE LAST PRESIDENT REPORT 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. Mike Nering (Co-Editor), Dr. April Zenisky (Associate Editor of the International Journal of Testing, ijteditor[at]intestcom.org).