24.219.1020 TEST SELECTION IN THE USE AND INTERPRETATION OF ASSESSMENT AND TESTING INSTRUMENTS
(1) Counselors and social workers shall carefully consider the validity, reliability, psychometric limitations, and appropriateness of instruments when selecting tests for use in a given situation or with a particular client.
(2) Counselors and social workers recognize that the psychometric characteristics of a test (e.g., reliability, validity) are a function of the cultural composition of the population in which they were evaluated, validated, or normed. Licensees shall exercise due diligence in selecting tests to be used within a culturally diverse population in order to minimize the risk of inappropriate interpretation of test scores.
History: 37-17-104, MCA; IMP, 37-17-104, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 2153, Eff. 10/14/11.