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Psychological testing

Constraints on disclosure and sharing of raw data from psychometric and structured professional judgements

This short guideline contains the position that has been agreed by CTS formally in respect of this area

30 June 2019

The last 12 to 18 months have seen an increase in formal requests for disclosure of 'raw' psychometric testing data and information such as score sheets, rating grids and other materials used by test users in their assessment and reporting activities. 

This has been particularly notable in the forensic domain, but also in others. As such the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Committee on Test Standards (CTS) sought to review their position on the issue presenting and agreed to provide a position statement based on existing standards, European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA) guidelines and International Test Commission (ITC) published standards and policy.

Test users who hold entry on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) and psychologist test users are therefore encouraged to share this position statement as relevant and note the approach agreed to this, at times, challenging aspect of our practice and roles.

Download the position paper