Consultation on the EFPA Test Review Model revision
You are invited to comment on the proposed revision and update of the EFPA Test Review Model (final draft consultation version 4.2.4).
You can download the document from this website and can also download the Word document comment form.
Responses to this consultation must be made on the Consultation comments form.
The form can be expanded to allow for longer comments and you may use as many pages as you require.
For each comment you want to make please provide the page/section reference in the document (column 1) and any related text (column2) that will locate the point you are referring to. In column 3 enter G, T or E for General comments, Technical comment, or Editorial comment. T should be used for making comments on psychometrics, technical terminology, etc, while E should be used for issues of clarity, typos, etc. Use G if your comment is a general one, but please avoid non-specific comments that do not include a specific suggestion for a change.
Describe your comment in column 4 and provide the text of your proposed change, addition or amendment in column 5.
Please email your completed comment form by 31st January 2013 to: A.V.A.M.Evers(at)uva.nl
Test User standard documents
The European Test User Standards were the outcome of a two-year project undertaken jointly by EFPA and EAWOP during the period 2003 to 2005. While the initial focus was on test use in employment settings, the developers of the standards were tasked with developing a generic model and those who worked on the original standards came from all areas of psychology.
Since the initial development, work has continued to include specifications of standards for test use in the areas of Health & Social Care, and Education as well as in the area of Work. In addition the model has been refined to distinguish three levels of competence.
The standards can be used in a number of ways but are designed to facilitate the development of competence-based qualifications in test use. They are intended to provide a general European level ‘benchmark’ against which national qualification systems can be compared, audited or accredited.
The actual standard is described in the Document titled “EFPA BoA Qualification Specification all levels 10-03-2012”. This gives details of the standards for three different levels of test use and in terms of three different contexts of use: health, work and education.
EFPA has approved procedures for the accreditation of national test user qualifications. Currently these are confined to Levels 1 and 2 of this framework in the context of test use in employment-related settings. The other two documents provide the rules governing the accreditation procedure and the procedure involved in obtaining accreditation. Member Associations interested in this should request further information from the Board of Assessment through the EFPA Head Office.
EFPA Test Review form and notes, version 3-42-EU - version September 2008For details of the Review Procedure and any local modifications to the review content and criteria, consult you local Psychological Association.
The present document provides for procedures that employ two reviewers for each test review, with a third person to oversee the review (the ‘Consulting Editor’) and a Senior Editor who is responsible for ensuring uniformity of application of the criteria across reviews.
Local arrangements may result in some of these functions being combined.
EFPA recommends that the evaluations in these reviews are directed towards qualified practising test users, though they should also be of interest to academics and specialists in psychometrics and psychological testing.
This update (Sep 2008) contains corrections to some errors in section numbering (the final two sections are now labelled 8 and 9 rather than 7 and 8). The content remains the same as in the former 2005 Version 3.41.
Notes for reviewers v5 for translated and adapted tests
Following document is provided for information