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ETPG or European Test Publishers Group includes all leading test publishers from all over Europe. Once a year one of the members organizes a 3-days conference whose main goal is to summarize activities of the Group members. It is also an opportunity to inspire new activities and exchange ideas between European test publishers. This year it was the Laboratory which had an honour to organize the event.

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We have just finished the cycle of training for participants in the normalization process of our new tool, Intelligence and Development Scales for Children and Adolescents IDS-2. The normalization itself will be a huge undertaking: the sample will consist of 1800 respondents aged 5-20 and living all over Poland.

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The event launching our CUIDA questionnaire, designed to assess candidates for adoptive parents, legal guardians and mediators, took place on Tuesday, May 17 in the Apteka Sztuki gallery.

The event was a nice occasion to thank all those who were actively engaged in the CUIDA normalization process as well as to make acquainted with the questionnaire employees of other institutions which assess candidates for guardians.

Polish Psychological Society starts issuing certificates for persons using tests in work and organization environment. Obtaining certificate in Poland is a condition of getting the European EFPA EuroTest-WO certificate.

What are the advantages of the certificate?

The 2nd Conference on Positive Psychology was held at the University of Humanities and Social Sciences SWPS in Poznan between 12 and 14 May 2016. It was co-organized, together with the University, by The Polish Society for Positive Psychology. Our Laboratory sponsored the event.

ASRS or Autism Spectrum Rating Scale is designed to assess and measure behaviours associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ASD can be described as biologically conditioned set of behaviours which can occur on many different levels and may be more or less severe. ASD is a complicated clinical term but a set of questionnaires ASRS may significantly facilitate assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

CUIDA questionnaire is designed to rate candidates for adoptive parents, guardians, foster-parents, and mediators. The questionnaire allows to assess personality variables, parenting styles, and a person's ability to provide care for a biological child, an adopted child, a child in a foster family or  in child-care institution. It is also designed to measure an ability to take care of dependent persons such as the elderly, ill, or disabled.

CDI-2 is a complete set of diagnostic tools which allow a thorough assessment of depression symptoms in children aged 7-18. CDI-2 describes the child from three different perspectives: his/her own, that of a parent (or guardian) and a teacher.

We have not said much about it yet but we have just started working on the Polish adaptation of IDS-2, or Intelligence and Development Scales for Persons Aged 5-20.  IDS-2 consists of thirty subtests which assess cognitive skills, management functions, psycho-motoric skills, socio-emotional competence, school competence and attitudes towards work.

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The Psychological Test Laboratory has actively participated in the international conference on computerized adaptive testing. The conference organized by the International Association for Computerized and Adaptive Testing (IACAT) was held in Cambridge UK in September 2015.

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