Texas Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling


  • Provide a forum for the discussion of ethical, social, and technical issues related to assessment
  • Improve the standards of professional service in the field of assessment
  • Identify problems and concerns relating to the use of tests and other evaluative instruments and work collaboratively with other groups to uphold the highest standards of assessment (www.fairtest.org)
  • Stimulate research and developmental activities relating to assessment issues
  • Publicize examples of outstanding assessment practices
  • Disseminate and discuss the results of research relating to the development of new instruments, techniques, and technology in assessment
  • Promote better communication between developers and publishers of assessment instruments and consumers
  • Promote competency in the use and interpretation of assessment instruments