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Code of Practice

Assessing a person’s capabilities and potential is a privilege. This privilege comes with responsibilities, especially because of the potential impacts on a hiring, development, and promotion decisions. We commit to a professional code of good practice, reflecting recommendations of the International Test Commission (ITC). Through out training and consulting, we also encourage our clients to do the same. 

In using psychological assessments, team members of China Select will:

  1. Be limited by our qualifications and competence
  2. Be limited by our qualifications and competence
  3. Consider and protect the interests of test-takers
  4. Respect and protect the interests of test publishers

A. Responsibility for Competence

  1. Ensure that they are able to meet standards of competence defined by relevant authorities (including the ITC) and to develop and enhance their competence as test users.
  2. Ensure that they have the specific knowledge and skills required for each of the instruments they use.
  3. Recognise the limits of their professional competence in psychometric testing and not offer services which lie outside of this competence, nor to cause others to work beyond their competence.

B. Appropriate Procedures and Techniques

  1. Choose assessments that are appropriate for the intended purpose and that are supported by the available technical information. 
  2. Administer, score and interpret tests in accordance with instructions provided by the test publisher and psychometric standards.
  3. Store test materials securely and to ensure that no unqualified person has excess to them.
  4. Keep test results securely, in a form suitable for developing norms, validation, and monitoring for bias.

C. Client Welfare

  1. Obtain the informed consent of potential test-takers, making sure that they understand why the tests will be used, what will be done with their results and who will have access to their results.
  2. Ensure that all test-takers are well informed and well prepared for the test session, and that all have access to practice materials where appropriate.
  3. Give due consideration, when interpreting and using the results of tests, to factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, disability and special needs, and educational background and level of ability.
  4. Provide the test-taker, and other authorised persons, with understandable feedback so that the implications of the results are clear. 
  5. Ensure test results are stored securely, are not accessible to unauthorised or unqualified persons and are not used for any purposes other than those agreed with the test taker.

D. Respect Copyright

  1. Ensure that all test-users and test-takers are made aware of the intellectual copyright of psychological test material. 
  2. Take all necessary measures to protect test materials from illegal copying, modification, or reproduction.