Privacy and Security Policy

Copyright Restrictions

All CTC materials and software products are copyrighted. No part of these materials may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without prior written permission of the publisher.

Permissions

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.

Licensing

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.

CTC’s proprietary data may not otherwise be published, reproduced, divulged, disseminated, displayed or used, in whole or in part, in any manner or format.

Who May Order Test Materials

Orders that can be filled without requiring a Purchaser's Qualification Statement (a copy is available from CTC) include:

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.