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International Test Commission

  1. Jacques GrÉGOIRE

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0460

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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GrÉGOIRE, J. 2010. International Test Commission. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The International Test Commission (ITC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to active promotion of coherent assessment and testing practices around the world. The idea of establishing an international organization that contributes to the improvement of testing practices worldwide was first raised by Professor Jean Cardinet in Switzerland in the late 1960s. Through correspondence with national societies and meetings among interested individuals during international conferences, his initial idea for an organization began to take shape. The International Test Commission was established in 1974 at a general meeting held during the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) meeting in Montreal (Oakland, Poortinga, Schlegel, & Hambleton, 2001).


  • test construction;
  • test standards;
  • international testing;
  • testing guidelines