1. Ethical and Legal Issues.

Considering the responsibilities and rights of test takers and test users, discuss why it is important to have ethical and legal standards for testing. What knowledge, skills, and abilities are necessary for competent test use? What are the standards regarding confidentiality and privacy of test taker information, test scores, and test interpretation? What do you feel is the most important responsibility of a test user and why? Please be sure to support your discussion with information from the AERA (2000) book, APA (2010, 2011) websites, and the Turner, DeMers, Fox, & Reed (2001) article.

This Part should be at least 300 words.

2. Multicultural Considerations in Testing.

Due to the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in the United States population, psychologists have experienced more and more challenges related to communication, comprehension, and translation. These issues have had a significant impact on the selection of tests available, standardized administration of the tests, and interpretation of the results. Conduct a literature search (through Proquest, Ebsco Host, etc.) and review one -two articles on multicultural issues and standardized test use with a particular ethnic or cultural population of your choice (for example, Native Americans, English Language Learners, etc.). What are some of the cultural, language, family, ethnic, and other factors that a test user should take into consideration when selecting a particular test, administering a test, and interpreting test scores for this population?

This Part should be at least 300 words.

Required Resources
American Educational Research Association [AERA]. (1999). Standards for educational and
psychological testing. Washington: DC, Author.

Thorndike, R. M. & Thorndike-Christ, T. M. (2009). Measurement and evaluation in psychology and education (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Chapter 6: Practical Issues Related to Testing
Chapter 8: Assessing Special Populations: Psychometrics, Legal, and Ethnic Issues

Forbush, K. T., Wildes, J. E., Pollack, L. O., Dunbar, D., Luo, J., Patterson, K., & … Watson, D. (2013). Development and validation of the Eating Pathology Symptoms Inventory (EPSI). Psychological Assessment, 25(3), 859-878. doi:10.1037/a0032639

O’Neill, P., & Sevastos, P. (2013). The development and validation of a new multidimensional Job Insecurity Measure (JIM): An inductive methodology. Journal Of Occupational Health Psychology, 18(3), 338-349. doi:10.1037/a0033114

Turner, S. M., DeMers, S. T, Fox, H. R. & Reed, G. (2001). APA’s guidelines for test user qualifications: An executive summary. American Psychologist, 56(12), 1099-1113. Doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.56.12.1099

American Psychological Association (2011). Testing and assessment. Available: http://www.apa.org/science/testing.html

American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Standard 9: Assessment. Available:http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx
Recommended Resources
Butcher, J. N., Cabiya, J., Lucio, E., & Garrido, M. (2007). The challenge of assessing clients with different cultural and language backgrounds. In J. N. Butcher, J. Cabiya, E. Lucio, E., & M. Garrido (Ed) Assessing Hispanic clients using the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A (pp. 3-23). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. Doi: 10.1037/11585-001.

Helms, J. E. (2006). Fairness is not validity or cultural bias in racial-group assessment: A quantitative perspective. American Psychologist, 61(8), 845-859. Doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.61.8.845.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R & Phalet, K. (2004). Assessment in multicultural groups: The role of acculturation. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 53(2), 215-236. Doi: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2004.00169.x