The ALTE Code of Practice defines the standards that current and future members agree to meet when producing their examinations and facilitates comparison of members’ tests in terms of quality as well as level. The Code of Practice also identifies the responsibilities of the main users of examinations, namely:
The roles of developer and user can overlap, as when a state education agency commissions examination development services, sets policies that control the development process, and makes decisions on the basis of the results. In addition, although ALTE is primarily concerned with the development and administration of examinations, as the decisions made by users have a direct effect on takers, the obligations of users are also covered in the Code of Practice.
The ALTE Code of Practice safeguards the rights of takers in four areas:
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