CPA Statement on New Brunswick’s Bill 35 (March 2021)

CPA submitted a letter to the New Brunswick government detailing our position on psychological test use and opposing the sections of the Bill [] which proposes that qualified teachers be able to administer level C tests.

“The Canadian Psychological Association’s guidance paper on psychological test safety describes the training necessary to use psychological tests as part of an assessment of an individual’s cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning. It is the CPA’s position that psychologists are uniquely trained to undertake psychological assessments, which include, but are not limited to the administration of a single test. The CPA opposes any diagnostic, treatment or remedial decisions made on the basis of the results of a single psychological test alone.”