9.01: Opinions in the assessment are based on information and techniques sufficient to substantiate the findings.
9.02: Psychologists use assessments that have established reliability and validity and for the purposes that they are intended for. Also, use assessments that are appropriate to the individual’s language.
9.03: Obtain informed consent in assessments. If mandated by law to assess someone with limited capacity, inform the individual using language that’s understandable. When using interpreters, maintain confidentiality and discuss limitations.
9.04: Test data (raw scores/responses) cannot be released unless consented by the client or mandate by law.
9.05: Psychologists who develop tests, use appropriate psychometric measures and processes.
9.06: When interpreting results, psychologists take into account the purpose of the assessment and other related factors that may affect the score in any way.
9.07: Other than for training purposes (with supervision), psychologist do not promote the use of unqualified individuals for assessments.
9.08: Psychologists do not base assessment or intervention decisions on outdated or obsolete assessments.
9.09: If offering or accepting scoring or interpretation services, psychologists retain responsibility for its accuracy, reliability, and validity.
9.10: Psychologists explain the results to individuals or designated representatives after the assessment has been conducted.
9.11: Test data must be kept secure consistent with the law and institutional requirements.