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Insight Assessment is committed to maintaining confidentiality of all data and datasets collected via our app and browser based testing systems. Although Insight Assessment publishes aggregate comparison percentiles for its products, it does not disclose any personal information associated with any dataset involved in this process. Insight Assessment does not release or disclose test-taker data except to the organizational client who contracted to collect or who collected the data. Disclosure of stored client account information to the client themselves is permitted for the purposes of assuring accurate record keeping.
Insight Assessment, a division of the California Academic Press, endorses the standards of the American Psychological Association in the use of individual difference data gathered during the testing of human subjects. Toward this end, and to maximize the ethical use of data collected as a function of the use of our products, we require purchasers of our products to provide evidence of their qualification as a test administrator.
We require all purchasers protect the personal privacy of test takers in the online collection, storage and use of individual or summary data.
We are not responsible for the maintenance of personal privacy related to the actions of clients in the collection, storage or use of data derived from the use of our products.
We do not publish the names of institutions whose data are included in our proprietary aggregated assessment comparison percentiles.
Organizational clients may, at their option, permit Insight Assessment to use the client’s logo inside that client’s own user interface which will make the client’s logo visible only to those individuals to whom that client has made assessment assignments. The purpose of doing this would be to reassure the client’s intended end-users that the client is the organization that has made the assignment.
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Insight Assessment will not share any personal information with third parties. The privacy of our customers and test takers is important to us.
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Insight Assessment uses encryption technology (including HTTPS and test taker access code technology) in our online systems to safeguard your results, protect the privacy of the test takers, maintain confidentiality and protect the high impact nature of client projects. Database security and backup procedures are in place to protect all assessment and reporting data.
Insight Assessment maintains strict adherence to the protection of all personal data collected as a function of the purchase and use of our products in keeping with the concerns about the impact of the expansion of electronic networks on information privacy, and congruent with the ethical considerations of research on human subjects.
Assessment construction and validation is conducted under the highest psychometric standards of each type of instrument. General psychometric information is reported in each assessment manual. Limited psychometric information is available to clients for research support purposes. Translation colleagues are provided with psychometric analyses of their validation sample datasets.
Protection of testing data collected through any Insight Assessment electronic and online systems: Access to the client database is undergraduate and graduate level limited to persons at the client organization who have knowledge of the credentials for the client account, and to technical staff at Insight Assessment who provide technical support to the client in their use of our systems.
- Insight Assessment does due diligence in the protection of access to its database servers, and maintains the highest standards in data protection.
- The protection of the client’s credential is the responsibility of the client. Changes to the client credentials can be made by the client at any time. Protection of the credentials is the responsibility of the client.
Attention to data security also pertains to data collected or transmitted when:
- establishing client accounts for the purchase of products
- processing bank transfers, checks, electronic payments, or purchase orders
- providing test taker access to products in electronic format
- delivering testing to clients and test takers of clients
- the shipment of products
- transmission of scores
- return of scored assessment forms to clients
- assistance to test takers using the online testing system
- assisting clients to manage the online testing system.
Ownership and Use of Data Collected and Stored in the Online Testing System: Data stored in the online system is owned by Insight Assessment. Online testing system data are released only to the client who contracted to collect or who collected these data, not to any other individual or agency except as may be required by law. It is the client’s right to download copies of these data for their use.
The responsibility for privacy protection of data downloaded by clients from the Insight Assessment testing system rests entirely with the client. Additional requests by the client for analyses of stored data and the retransmission of these data or these analyses to clients must be prearranged by written request from an authorized individual client or client agency.
Aggregate Information: Although Insight Assessment publishes aggregate comparison percentiles for its products, it does not disclose personal information associated with any dataset involved in this process. Data collected by two separate clients at the same agency must be shared by the agency itself. Insight Assessment does not undertake consolidation of data even when requested by one of the agency clients unless the request comes from all clients at the agency. This service would constitute a separate contract and require permissions from all involved clients.
Notice: Discount pricing –-Insight Assessment maintains a standard base pricing model with established discounting opportunities: educational assessment projects for academic non-profit institutions, peer reviewed research studies, dissertation research, and other 501(c)3 programs. Contact us with your specific needs and a non-binding quote will be quickly provided.
Notice: Except for prepaid testing contracts and unexpired quotes, prices are subject to change without notice.
Notice: Purchasers and users of Insight Assessment measurement tools incur by virtue of their purchase of said tools certain obligations and responsibilities specified on our website. See User Agreement On-line Assessment System
Notice: Billing options. Once a client has set up their testing account and made an initial purchase of test licenses, they may elect to be billed periodically for any additional licenses that they use. The billing cycle is monthly. This billing option can remain in place indefinitely, so long as the account remains in good standing. Clients must provide assurance of monthly payment of their balance by credit card. Open purchase orders initiated in United States are also acceptable. Many clients like this option, as it allows them to monitor the cost of testing. Invoicing can provide information to indicate the cost of testing for each department within the organization within the same account.
Notice: To assist a qualified purchaser to become more familiar with a particular assessment instrument or the use of our app based electronic testing system, we offer the opportunity to purchase a preview of the assessment experience. A preview provides you with one or more opportunities to view and experience the assessment from the perspective of the individual being assessed and to see the reporting options. Your account representative will set up your preview to include one or more opportunities to view the instrument using our mobile app on your computer or tablet (the profile page, an example of the assessment itself, and an example of the individual report that will be provided at completion of the assessment). Each preview also includes a digital copy of the user manual and resource guide for the specific instrument you are viewing. User manuals provide: a brief description of each metric being assessed by the instrument, a description of how to interpret both individual and group assessment results, a discussion of validity and reliability for the measures, all necessary information about administration of the assessment, and many additional resources that we hope you will find useful for designing your assessment project. Contact us to order a preview now, or receive your preview when you place your first order for assessments.
Notice: Previews — Representatives of educational institutions, employers, researchers, government agencies, etc. can preview any of our high stakes assessment products previous to making a decision to adopt the instrument. Previews are provided to clients through the electronic testing system. By entering a provided preview access code and password, the client can view the assessment just as it will be viewed by the candidate. The preview includes full information about the assessment instrument, its administration and examples of the assessment report provided (digital user guide). Previews are sold only to qualified agency representatives. If consideration of the adoption will be made by a committee or several individuals, talk with our customer service agents about setting up the preview to fit your needs. Doctoral students can also apply to preview assessment instruments: search “Doctoral Dissertation Research Pricing” for more information. Personal assessments can be purchased by anyone who would like to assess their own critical thinking. Each assessment is sold separately, and although previews are not available, free sample questions are included with the download of the free app, “Critical Thinking Insight.”
It is the policy of Insight Assessment to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. All employees are expected to conduct themselves in the workplace in a manner that is consistent with this policy.
In this agreement, each person who accesses this interface is called a “user,” and whatever a user accesses is called an “instrument.”
We Never Sell Your Information: Insight Assessment has never sold and never will sell any of the information a user enters into this interface.
Your Identity Protected: Insight Assessment has always assisted and will continue to assist organizations using this interface for their assessment or training purposes to make it available to their users (students, employees, or applicants, etc.) in a manner that maximally protects personal privacy including the option of anonymous use.
Policies Posted: Insight Assessment privacy, data protection, and other policy documents are available on its public website(s).
License Use: For purposes of this agreement, a single-use license is consumed when the user accesses an instrument’s first survey item, test question, or page of information.
Copyright Protected: The user acknowledges that this online interface and everything in it are proprietary business property of the California Academic Press LLC and are protected by international copyrights. Except as permitted by purchased use licenses, the user agrees not to reproduce, distribute, hack, harm, limit, alter, or edit this interface or any part of any instrument or results report, table or analysis stored in, generated by, or delivered through this interface.
Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreement: The user agrees not to copy, disclose, describe, imitate, replicate, or mirror this interface or this instrument(s) in whole or in part for any purpose. The user agrees not to create, design, develop, publish, market, or distribute any comparable or competitive instrument or instruments for a period of up to four years from the date of the user’s most recent access.
User Entered Responses: User agrees that the California Academic Press LLC is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of any information or response as may be entered by any user, nor for verifying the identity of the person using an instrument delivered through this interface. The user accepts sole responsibility for the interpretation of scores, results, demographic information, reports, or statistical analyses generated for the user by this interface.
Research and Liability: User agrees that instrument responses are the property of the California Academic Press LLC and may be used for its further research and product development purposes. User agrees to hold the California Academic Press LLC, its owners, officers, and staff members individually and jointly harmless of any liability or responsibility, financial, personal, or otherwise, as may arise out of the use or the misuse by any individual or organization of scores, results, demographic information, reports, or statistical analyses as may be gathered, displayed, downloaded, or otherwise generated by this interface.
DBA: the California Academic Press is an LLC registered with the state of California and does business as Insight Assessment and as Insight Basecamp.
By clicking the “Agree” button, the user acknowledges reading, understanding, and agreeing to abide by the statements above and by all the policies and notices posted on Insight Assessment public website(s).
Insight Assessment provides assessment solutions which are single, time-limited instrument use licenses and the related scoring and score reporting services.
Test use licenses for electronic testing expire 1 year (12 months) after the date of purchase as shown on the invoice. One license to use a test by any means provided (e.g. the Insight Assessment website interface, client LMS, or Insight Assessment personal device app) permits one individual to be tested one time with one test. An electronic test license is considered to have been used when the test questions are downloaded, even if the test taker does not elect to submit responses for scoring.
Use licenses apply only to Insight Assessment testing materials and their Insight Assessment authorized translations. Insight Assessment reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without the obligation of prior notice or explanation, not to honor requests to purchase licenses to use its instruments and the right to refuse requests to process scoring or to report scores, regardless of the source of such requests. Customer purchase order or valid credit card must be on file for non-prepaid orders. Customer acknowledges, agrees, and authorizes Insight Assessment to charge customer’s on file credit card without additional notification for the full balance due on customer’s past due invoices. All sales are final.
Scoring is done by Insight Assessment only. The only agency authorized to score and to report scores on Insight Assessment instruments is Insight Assessment. Item level information and response keys are proprietary. Assessments must be administered in accord with the instructions provided in the instrument’s User Manual. Insight Assessment reserves the right not to score data derived from assessment uses not properly administered. Client understands that scales structures and item responses are not reported. Clients agree to not duplicate paper answer forms; duplicated answer forms will not be scored. Although the scoring and results are provided by Insight Assessment, all clients and their test takers acknowledge that the interpretation and use of those scores and results is solely the responsibility of the client.
All clients and their test-takers agree to insure the security of testing instruments however they are administered. Client and client’s test takers agree not to reproduce, copy, replicate, image, or publish in any way any testing instrument in whole or in part, to prohibit others from so doing, and to protect and defend copyright as indicated on Insight Assessment testing materials and online interface.
Notice: Insight Assessment is not responsible for verifying either the identity of the test taker or the truthfulness or accuracy of demographic or other information as entered by test takers. Insight Assessment is not responsible for the conditions under which tests are administered or taken. Detailed instructions for test administration are published in the assessment manuals which are part of each assessment’s preview pack.
Notice: Clients and test takers are solely responsible for the interpretation and use of assessment scores, survey results, demographic information, or related descriptive information or statistical analyses as may be gathered, displayed, downloaded, or otherwise generated by Insight Assessment. User clients and user test takers agree to hold Insight Assessment, its officers and staff members, individually and jointly, harmless of any liability or responsibility, financial, personal, or otherwise, for the use or the misuse of any Insight Assessment gathered, displayed, analyzed, downloaded, or otherwise generated assessment scores, survey results, demographic information, or related descriptive information. See www.insightassessment.com
Ownership and Use of Data Collected and Stored in the Online Testing Systems: Data stored in the online system is owned by Insight Assessment. Online testing system data are released only to the client who contracted to collect or who collected these data, not to any other individual or agency except as may be required by law. It is the client’s right to download copies of these data for their use. The responsibility for privacy protection of data downloaded by clients from the Insight Assessment testing system rests entirely with the client. Additional requests by the client for analyses of stored data and the retransmission of these data or these analyses to clients must be prearranged by written request from an authorized individual client or client agency.
Notice: Insight Assessment owns the data derived from its online e-testing system and uses those data for research purposes such as the development comparison percentiles for various groupings of institutional types on various testing instruments, e.g. “US undergraduate student percentiles on the BCTST.”
Aggregate Information: Insight Assessment does not disclose personal information associated with any dataset involved in aggregate comparison percentiles for its products. Clients are permitted access only to data collected at their own agency by themselves. Data collected by two separate clients at the same agency must be shared by the agency itself. Insight Assessment does not undertake consolidation of data even when requested by one of the agency clients unless the request comes from all clients at the agency. This service would constitute a separate contract and require permissions from all involved clients.
Insight Assessment is a distributor of time-limited licenses to use high-quality tests and surveys and is committed to delivering those tests and surveys in an accurate and timely manner. Insight Assessment is also committed to providing clients with accurate reports of scores and other demographic data and survey results as entered by test takers in response to the questions on their assigned tests or surveys. The following notices are hereby published and made public as inclusive with the purchase of licenses to use Insight Assessment tests.
Notice: Customers who purchase use licenses and testing services assure Insight Assessment that:
- Provisions will be made to guarantee instrument security. All copies of paper-and-pencil measurement tools will be kept in secure locations before and after testing.
- Online Test Taker Access Code will be kept in secure locations before and after testing.
- Client acknowledges that Insight Assessment retains ownership of online tests which are supplied to or used by the client testing.
- Copyrights will not be violated. No portion of any assessment may be reproduced in any format without the specific permission of Insight Assessment.
- No copies of the assessment, in whole or in part, will be made. No assessment questions will be duplicated or distributed or published in any way that has the potential to compromise the security of the testing instrument.
- Neither the tests nor the assessment results are sold or made available for sale in the absence of a specified reseller contract.
- Assessments will be administered in accord with the procedures specified in the assessment User Guide
- Assessment instruments and results will be used in accord with accepted ethical standards for the testing of human subjects.
Notice: For assessment security reasons, information on assessment item construction, instrument structure and scale structure are not released as a component of testing service purchase.
Notice: Insight Assessment reserves the right to withhold testing and scoring services or assessment score results for any client, test taker, or other user who does not abide by the terms and conditions of the purchase agreement, presents or falsifies responses to assessment questions, attempts to acquire or to distribute assessment questions or scales or answer keys, or who otherwise violates any of these terms or conditions. Insight Assessment reserves the right to discontinue services or decline purchase requests in the event that there is reason to be concerned that doing otherwise would compromise the security of any of its measurement tools.
By accessing the Insight Assessment online testing interface or purchasing a preview pack or instrument use licenses, all clients acknowledge that the on-line interface and the testing instrument(s) it contains or displays include proprietary business information, such as but not limited to the structure of test questions or the presentation of those questions and other information displayed in conjunction with the use of this testing interface. In the absence of a specific written agreement between the client and Insight Assessment, the client agrees that by purchasing a preview pack or testing licenses, the client and their organization, shall not disclose, copy, or replicate this testing interface or this testing instrument(s) in whole or in part in comparable or competitive product or interface of any kind. In the absence of a specific written agreement between the client and Insight Assessment, the client agrees that by accessing the testing instrument(s) for any purpose, including but not limited to previewing the instrument(s), the client and the client’s organization shall not create, design, develop, publish, market, or distribute any comparable or competitive testing instrument(s).
For reasons of assessment security and to protect the testing programs of our institutional and industry clients, we restrict purchase of certain of our testing licenses to qualified professionals and researchers. Employers, human resource directors, assessment directors, university academic administrators, professors, teachers, personnel trainers, staff development professionals and their agents, may purchase measurement tools published by Insight Assessment. Sales staff may require evidence of credentials for access to assessment license purchase.
Notice: Insight Assessment reserves the right not to sell to qualified individuals who are enrolled in degree programs which use these tools for high-stakes testing purposes or who are employees of client organizations that use our tools for high impact testing purposes.
Notice: Insight Assessment does not sell or supply testing materials for the purpose of psychometric analysis, validation of competing instruments, or as specimens in research methods or instrument development courses.
Notice: Insight Assessment expects that clients will adhere to ethical standards for the use and interpretation of standardized tests.
Notice: Insight Assessment reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without the obligation of prior notice or explanation, not to honor requests to purchase and requests to process scoring or report scores on its instruments regardless of the source of such requests.
Notice: In all testing situations, compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act is solely the responsibility of the purchaser of tests and testing services.
Notice: Doctoral Dissertation students who wish to purchase products from Insight Assessment must provide information regarding the testing credentials of their advisors as well as the assurance from advisors that the testing and data management will be in accordance with the ethical treatment of human subjects and protection of data. If more information is needed about purchaser qualifications for our products, please contact Insight Assessment, 703 Pier Ave STE B # 802, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3943, USA, or email email@example.com or use our contact us window on our website. Insight Assessment reserves the right to discontinue services or decline purchase requests in the event that there is reason to be concerned that doing otherwise would compromise the security of a measurement tool.
Notice: Doctoral Dissertation students may receive access to purchase instruments from Insight Assessment. Access to Insight Assessment testing instruments is made available to doctoral level students conducting dissertation research after application for this access is made to the company. Supervision of these student researchers is the responsibility of sponsoring advisors. Any violation of the purchase contract is the responsibility of the supervising professor and the degree granting institution.
Notice: Dissertation Advisors / Committee Review or IRB Committee Review — IRB committee review of instruments can be provided through the online testing system only if protection of the instrument is assured by the dissertation director. Instrument validity and reliability precludes any editing or deleting of individual questions or assessment items.
Decisions about how to accommodate test takers with documented disabilities are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Insight Assessment is not aware of any limitation in the accommodations required for disabilities and should be notified should the purchaser discover any.
Suggested strategies for the accommodations of test takers with disabilities include, but are not limited to, allowing the test taker additional time to complete the assessment and reading assessment questions to the test taker. If a reader is used, the reader should not attempt to interpret, explain, or clarify assessment items.
To the extent that the documented disability involves cognitive processes needed for problem analysis and problem solving, there is no appropriate accommodation as the tests themselves are designed to be a measure of relative performance in this regard.
The accommodation of individuals with disabilities does not relieve the customer of the terms and conditions in the sales contract relating to the security of testing instruments: no duplication, capture, copying, digitalization, capture of assessment items as part of an accommodation, nor administration of the assessment through software programs that are not a part of the Insight Assessment testing systems is permitted. No tests may be transferred to other file forms or modalities.
Notice: All persons, including purchasers, reviewers, client users and test taker users, are hereby notified that Insight Assessment tests, testing materials, computer-based assessment and survey software, and the testing or survey content delivered by means of this software are protected by copyright law and international treaties. All copyrights worldwide are reserved. Insight Assessment E-Testing software, and its code, images, and web content are protected by international copyright (c) 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2020 held by the California Academic Press LLC, d.b.a. Insight Assessment. All rights worldwide are reserved.
Notice: Instruments online, assessment questions, assessment items, answer options, and answer forms may not be duplicated, copied, replicated, digitized, posted, displayed or reproduced in whole or in part in paper or electronically or by any means without the prior written consent and agreement of the copyright holders, author(s) and publisher. Assessment items may not be posted on either the public or any internal Internet. By purchasing assessment use licenses and their related assessment scoring and score reporting services buyer certifies that he/she has read, understands and accepts the notices, advisories and the purchaser requirements as indicated at the Insight Assessment website, the instrument manual, the price quote and the sales order. The buyer and buyer’s organization agree that by accessing Insight Assessment testing instrument(s) for any purpose, including but not limited to previewing the instrument(s), neither the buyer nor the buyer’s organization shall create, design, develop, publish, market, or distribute any comparable or competitive testing instruments for a period of up to four years from the date of the most recent access to digital or paper versions of any Insight Assessment testing instrument(s).
Notice: All persons are hereby notified that any unauthorized reproduction or distribution of any part of this e-testing software, or any assessment or survey, or any response form delivered or made visible in paper, electronic, Internet, PDF, email or in any media by any means whatsoever or any question or answer, or any part thereof, is a violation of said copyright or copyrights and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Insight Assessment will defend its copyrights and the copyrights of its assessment authors vigorously, and will prosecute violators to the maximum extent under the law.
Notice: By accessing the Insight Assessment e-testing system, user acknowledges that this computer-based assessment/survey software and the testing or survey content delivered by means of this software is protected by copyright law and international treaties. User agrees that reproduction or distribution of any part of this e-testing software or any assessment or survey delivered or made visible in any media by means of this software, or any question or answer, or any part thereof, is a violation of said copyright or copyrights which may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.
Notice: No actual assessment questions or assessment items from the instrument may be included within any research report of studies that use one or more of the Insight Assessment testing instruments. The inclusion of any actual assessment items in a publication is both a violation of copyright and a violation of the contractual agreement for protection of the instrument that is assumed by the user at purchase. When discussing the instrument in your published paper, you may include verbatim excerpts from the assessment manual, properly cited. You may also use one or more of the example items posted on our website to help your reviewers and readers understand the nature of the instrument.
Notice: Although all reasonable precautions are taken to ensure assessment security, Insight Assessment is not responsible for violations of copyrights or for the unauthorized distribution of any version of any assessment, or for any information about any assessment, whether this information be accurate or inaccurate. Insight Assessment will vigorously prosecute the unauthorized publication of information about any version of any of its tests to the full extent of the law.
Notice: When filing a dissertation: It is NOT permitted to file a copy of any Insight Assessment instrument along with the dissertation unless the library will assure, in writing and under signature of the library director, that they will not distribute this copy as a part of the dissertation (neither by digital scan nor by hard copy) even if it is requested by other scholars. To include one of our testing instruments or any of the items it contains in a copy of a dissertation which is then distributed to a third party is both a violation of copyright and a violation of the contractual agreement for protection of the instrument that is assumed by the user at purchase.
Client & End-User Responsibilities
Use, administration, scoring, and interpretation of the assessment tools published by the California Academic Press is the sole responsibility of the purchaser and user. Insight Assessment expects that all persons using assessment tools provided by Insight Assessment will observe ethical and professional standards in the use, administration, scoring, and interpretation of those instruments.
Many professional associations have published guidelines regarding ethical practices in educational testing. One might consult “Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning,” issued in December 1992 under the auspices of the American Association of Higher Education, One DuPont Circle, Suite 360, Washington DC, 20036; “Ethical Standards of the American Educational Research Association,” issued in October 1992, AERA, 1230 17th Street, NW, Washington DC 20036; and “Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing,” issued in 1985 by the American Psychological Association Inc., also at 1200 17th Street, NW, Washington DC, 20036.