Chapter Seven

International Issues, Standards, and Guidelines

Dave Bartram

In the relatively recent past, it was possible to think of individual countries as ‘closed systems’. Changes could be made in terms of best practice, procedures, and laws affecting the use of tests in one country without there being any real impact on practice or law in other countries. People tended to confine their practice of assessment to one country and test suppliers tended to operate within local markets—adapting prices and supply conditions to the local professional and commercial environment.

This has changed. Assessment is an international business. Many test publishers are international organizations, selling their tests in a large number of countries. Many ...

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