This policy was written in accordance with APA-ERA-NCME standards (see Tests in Print II, pg. 759, "Standards for Educational and Psychological Test"), Section C of NASP Professional Conduct Manual (pg. 5) the copyright laws and the requirements of test publishers.
The purpose of the test collection is to provide qualified persons with samples of standardized tests for examination and study. A qualified person is defined as a faculty member whose field is involved with standardized test, or a student of the college who is taking a course in which standardized tests are taught. It is essential that the use of the test collection be limited to the above user categories in order that the validity of the test not be compromised.
Most test publisher demand a written statement from the University Library indicating that only qualified persons will have have access to the tests. It is not the function the University Library to provide materials for the administering of test, and the University Library does not approve the duplicating test materials for any purpose. With these factors in mind, the following guidelines will apply to the use of the collection.
- The Test Collection will be maintained in a closed file, with limited access by authorized faculty members and students.
- Division Chairs will submit a list of faculty who are authorized to us the Test Collection and who have classes requiring use of the Test Collection.
- Each trimester, these authorized faculty members will be asked to
- Submit a list of students in each class who may have access to the test collection
- Submit a list of the tests to be used in each class so that priorities can se based on need and expected usage.
- Notify the circulation manager if students will need to check out more than one test at time.
- In order to use the Test Collection, the students must:
- Be on a current list
- Have a signed test agreement on file or present one to be placed on file
- Present a valid GSU student photo ID card
- Present test transaction slip to the circulation staff.
- Authorized students may check out one test at a time per testing course for a period of 7-days (one week), with no renewals test may also be used in the library on a 2-hours reserve basis. A $5.00 per day late fee will be assessed for overdue test. Authorized faculty members may check out up to 3 tests with the same provisions.
- Individuals using test should check the contents for missing items before and after signing out the test. Missing items should be reported immediately to the staff member on duty. the borrower will be held responsible for the replacement costs of any missing items.
- Individual who are not on a current authorized list must obtain written approval from an appropriate Division Chairperson or faculty member before the Library will check out test materials to them.
- 8. Photocopying of test material is illegal.