Proposal on Test Classification Framework
30 June 2006
In early 2006 the Professional Board for Psychology issued a request for feedback on a proposed re-evaluation / re-classification of tests (dated 10 April 2006, Ref: 18/11/B). ATP SA responded to this request with a proposal of our own, striving to working together with the Board and Psychometrics Committee in order to bring the process of classification of psychological tests in South Africa in line with international best practice but still accommodate local needs to the protection and benefit of all South Africans.
While ATP SA has not received any outcomes from the HPCSA on this proposal, the HPCSA announced in their April 2009 newsletter that responsibility for the classification of tests still lies with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The HPCSA has initiated discussions with the HSRC to facilitate the transfer of this function, and noted that stakeholders will be informed of developments.