Testing and Assessment
APA responds to a large number of testing questions each day, ranging from "What guidelines or standards govern testing and assessment?" to "What is APA's stand or viewpoint on a particular testing issue?" Many questions can be answered by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)/Finding Information About Psychological Tests web page.
To obtain information about purchasing a copy of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999), visit the Standards web page.
To learn about the kinds of activities in which APA is involved in order to facilitate appropriate test use, visit the Testing Governance in APA web page.
APA's Testing Office does not maintain, sell or endorse any tests. However, we do try to assist the public by directing people to the available resources to help them find what they need. In addition to the material provided on this site, additional testing-related resources are available through the Testing Information Clearinghouse page and the page of links to other testing-related sites.
The Task Force for Increasing the Number of Quantitative Psychologists. In 2006, the APA Council of Representatives authorized the formation of The Task Force for Increasing the Number of Quantitative Psychologists. This task force is charged with addressing both the pipeline of qualified students and opportunities for training in quantitative psychology.
Test Disclosure Statement (PDF, 142 KB)
The Report of the Task Force on Test User Qualifications (PDF, 418 KB)
Still can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Testing Office of the APA Science Directorate at (202) 336-6000 or via e-mail.
- FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests
- The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
- Testing Governance in APA
- About the Joint Committee on Testing Practices
- Appropriate Use of High-Stakes Testing in Our Nation's Schools
- Testing Information Clearinghouse
- Links to Other Testing-Related Sites
- Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers: Guidelines and Expectations