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Roles of a Registered Psychometrician (as defined by RA 10029 “Philippine Psychology Act of 2009”

Administer, score and interpret psychological tests

-paper and pencil intelligence, achievement, and interest tests

-Objective personality tests

•Preparing written reports of assessment results

•Initial intake interviews

•Works under the supervision of a licensed psychologist at all times

The Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists (2008)

Principle 1- Respect for the dignity of all human beings

Principle 2- Competent caring for the Well-Being of Others

Principle 3- Integrity

Principle 4- Professional and Scientific Responsibilities to Society

-Unique worth

-Inherent dignity


Principle 1

-Demonstrate an active concern for the well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities

-Uphold the value of taking care to do no harm to individuals, families, groups, and communities

-Uphold the values

-Maximizing benefits

-Minimizing potential harms

-Taking responsibility for correcting or offsetting harmful effects that have occurred as a result of

-developing and maintaining competence


Principle 2

-Uphold the value of truthfulness

-Honest, accurate and open communications

-Avoid incomplete disclosure of information

-Maximizing impartiality and minimizing biases

- Not exploiting others for personal, professional, or financial gain

- Avoid conflicts of interest

Principle 3

-Uphold the discipline’s responsibility

-Increase scientific and professional knowledge to promote well-being

-Use of knowledge for beneficial purposes

-Conduct its affairs in ways that promote well-being

-Promote and maintain the highest standards of the discipline

-Ensure that members are adequately trained in their ethical responsibilities and required competencies

-Develop its ethical awareness and sensitivity, and to be self-correcting

Principle 4

-Use of appropriate assessment techniques

-Expert opinions regarding the psychological characteristics of a person

-Discuss limitations of opinions and the basis of our conclusions and recommendations


Bases for Assessment

-nature of our services

-financial arrangements

-potential risks

-limits of confidentiality

We Educate Our Clients

-the confidentiality of test results

-security of the tests

-limitations of the obtained data

Third Party Interpreter

-select and administer only those tests which are pertinent

-data collection, methods and procedures are consistent with current scientific and professional developments

Assessment Tools

-we do not base our interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations on outdated test results

-We do not provide interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations on the basis of obsolete tests

Obsolete and Outdated Test Results

-consider validity, reliability, and appropriateness of the test

-We should therefore indicate our reservations regarding the interpretations

-consider the purpose of the assessment and other factors such as the client’s test taking abilities, characteristics, situational, personal, and cultural differences

Interpreting Test Results

-test results and interpretations are not used by persons other than those explicitly agreed upon by the referral sources

-We do not release test data in the forms of raw and scaled scores, client’s responses to test questions or stimuli

Release of test data

-release test results only to the sources of referral

-Use non-technical language

-We explain findings and test results to our clients or designated representatives

-When test results needs to be shared with schools, social agencies, the courts or industry, we supervise such releases

Explaining Assessment Results

-The administration and handling of all test materials (manuals, keys, answer sheets, reusable booklets, etc.) shall be handles only by qualified users or personnel.

Test Security

-We do not promote the use of assessment tools and methods by unqualified persons except for training purposes with adequate supervision

-We ensure that test protocols, their interpretations and all other records are kept

Assessment by Unqualified Persons

-We develop tests and other assessment tools using current scientific findings and knowledge,

-appropriate psychometric properties, validation, and standardization procedures

Test Construction

Standardized, valid, reliable and has relevant normative data. Appropriate to the language, competence and other relevant characteristics of client


Informed consent prior to the assessment except:

-when it is mandated by the law-when it is implied such as in routine educational, institutional and organizational activity-when the purpose of the assessment is to determine the individual’s decisional capacity