Who May Order Test Materials
Orders that can be filled without requiring a Purchaser's Qualification
Statement (a copy is available from CTC) include:
- Orders from school boards, government agencies, registered
schools, colleges and educational institutions accompanied by
an official purchase order or on official letterhead with a
purchase order number.
- Orders from teachers in institutions or agencies with the
signed approval of their administrator. This will include orders
from homeschoolers which must be accompanied by the signed approval
of local or provincial school officials.
- Orders from graduate students on academic letterhead with
the signed approval of their department head.
- Orders from members of qualified professional organizations
need only report their current membership status on the order
form. The organizations are Canadian Psychological Association;
American Educational Research Association; American Psychological
Association; American Speech Language and Hearing Association;
National Association of School Psychologists; and National Council
on Measurement in Education.
In all cases individuals giving official approval to these orders
are assuming responsibility for proper test use and interpretation.
Orders from persons or institutions not covered by the above will
be filled only when CTC receives with the order or has in its
files assurance of the purchaser's qualification to use and interpret
the test(s) being ordered. First-time purchasers should complete,
sign and enclose with their orders a copy of the Purchaser's Qualification
Statement (PQS). Purchasers who have a PQS on file with CTC may
continue to purchase test materials by indicating on their purchase
orders that such a document is on file, a fact that is subject
to verification by CTC.
The documents Principles for Fair Student Assessment Practices
for Education in Canada, Guidelines for Educational and Psychological
Testing and Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
describe the serious responsibilities of test users in applying
standards in test situations. These publications serve as guides
for evaluating the technical quality of testing practices as they
affect test developers, test users, test takers, test sponsors,
test administrators and test reviewers. CTC fully subscribes to
the position of the Canadian Psychological Association and the
standards recommended jointly by the American Education Research
Association, American Psychological Association and the National
Council of Measurement in Education.
While the test developer and publisher should provide information
on the strengths and weaknesses of the test, the ultimate responsibility
for appropriate test use lies with the test user. CTC recommends
that test purchasers and users should become familiar with the
content of the above guides.
How to Order Test Materials
For assistance with your order, please contact one of
our Test Consultants at (905) 513-6636 or 1-800-668-1006 (outside
the Toronto area). If you are ordering CAT·4, CAT·3
or CTCS, refer to Planning
Your CAT·3 Order or Planning
Your CTCS Order. To determine the products you need, choose one of the following CTC PDF Order Forms.
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All schools and agencies that wish to translate, reproduce, adapt or modify in any way CTC materials, including keyed response media, are required to apply for a licence. A royalty fee may be charged.
The tests and their answer keys are confidential and proprietary
and should not be used or disclosed to others in any way without
prior written permission of CTC. Requests for permission to excerpt,
quote, translate, adapt, modify or reproduce should be sent to
CTC/Canadian Test Centre Inc., 80 Citizen Court, Suite 10, Markham, ON L6G 1A7.
The substantial costs of the development of test items, the
supporting research and the application of normative and other interpretive data for scoring and reporting purposes make it
necessary that a fair return be realized on uses of our proprietary material, in order for development of major instruments to continue and for the publisher’s investment in them to be justified.
An On-Site Scoring Licence is required for all schools and
agencies: (1) utilizing CTC’s proprietary normative data and/or (2) scanning, scoring, reporting and analyzing data collected using CTC tests. Please contact CTC for licensing information.
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