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(a) "Admissions data assembly service" means any summary or report of grades, grade point averages, standardized test scores, or any combination of grades and test scores, of a test subject used by any test score recipient.

(b) "Commission" means the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

(c) "Standardized test" or "test" means any test administered in California at the expense of the test subject which is used for the purposes of admission to, or class placement in, postsecondary educational institutions or their programs, or any test used for preliminary preparation for those tests.

"Standardized test" or "test" includes, but is not limited to, the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the College Board Achievement Tests and Advanced Placement Tests, the ACT Assessment, the Graduate Record Examination, the Medical College Admission Test, the Law School Admission Test, the Dental Admission Testing Program, the Graduate Management Admission Test, and the Miller Analogies Test.

The standardized test does not include a test, or part of a test, which has been in use for less than five years, or which is administered to a selected group of individuals principally for research, pre-test, equating, guidance, counseling, or for the purposes of meeting graduation requirements of secondary schools and postsecondary educational institutions.

Tests which are administered as supplements or auxiliaries to another test, or which form a specialized component of a test, may be combined for the purposes of this chapter.

(d) "Secure test" means any test which contains items not available to the public and which, to allow the further use of test items and to protect the validity and reliability of the test, is subject to special security procedures in its publication, distribution, and administration.

(e) "Test subject" or "subject" means an individual who takes a standardized test.

(f) "Test sponsor" or "test agency" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, company, firm, institution, society, trust, or joint stock company which develops, sponsors, or administers standardized tests.

(g) "Testing year" means the 12 calendar months which the test agency considers either its operational cycle or its fiscal year.

(h) "Test score" or "score" means the value given to the test subject's performance on a standardized test, administered by the test agency, whether reported in numerical, percentile, or any other form.

(i) "Test score recipient" means any person, organization, association, corporation, postsecondary education institution, or governmental agency or subdivision to which the test subject requests or designates that a test agency report a test score.

(j) "Score reporting service" means the reporting of a test subject's standardized score to a test score recipient by a test agency.

(k) "Test preparation course" means any curriculum, course of study, plan of instruction, or method of preparation given for a fee which is specifically designed or constructed to prepare or improve a test subject's score on a standardized test.

(l) "Test program" means all of the administrations of a test of the same name during a testing year.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1505, Sec. 2.)