Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children introduced.
16 PF Questionnaire introduced.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published.
American Psychological Association publishes Technical Recommendations for Psychological Tests and Diagnostic Techniques.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale published.
Myers-Briggs Indicator (MBTI) published.
Norman publishes article on Big Five Personality Factors.
Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing produced through a long-standing collaboration of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
Hobson v. Hansen case in U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, declares testing procedures must be rigorous and retesting frequent.
Holland’s Self-Directed Search (SDS) published.
Diana v. State Board of Education in California mandates correction of assessment bias (language and culture).
Guadalupe v. Tempe Elementary School stipulates that other assessment procedures must be used in addition to IQ tests and parent permission must be obtained for placements.
Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act allows testing accommodations for students with disabilities who may not qualify for special education.
The Education of All Handicapped Children Act (EHA; PL 94-142) establishes federal procedural safeguards for children with disabilities and their parents.
Larry P. v. Riles rules assessment procedures limited to IQ tests discriminatory.
Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments (P.L. 99-457) expands regulations to preschool children.
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires a timely, comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation.
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) calls for accountability of assessment results, emphasis on evidence-based practice, expanded parental options, and expanded local control and flexibility.
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