Should the Language of “Testing” Be Abolished?

Karl Rosenberg
Executive Vice President rsc THE QUALITY MEASUREMENT COMPANY

Adapted from a speech presented at the ARF Account Planner Workshop, May 1997.

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Should the language of “testing” be abolished? This is one of those loaded questions meant to force us to explore our assumptions behind this common practice. So let's explore, starting with what's implied by the whole idea of doing a test.