- show that the delivery and scoring of the assessment are fair and do not disadvantage some groups of candidates, for example those who are not IT literate;
- show that a summative assessment has been conducted under secure conditions and is the authentic work of the candidate;
- show that the validity of the assessment is not compromised by IT delivery;
- provide evidence of the security of the assessment, which can be presented to regulatory and funding organizations (including regulatory bodies in education and training, in industry or in financial services);
- establish a consistent approach to the regulations for delivery, which should be of benefit to assessment centres who deal with more than one assessment distributer;
- give an assurance of quality to purchasers of "off-the-shelf" assessment software.
"All associations considering or offering computer- or internet-based testing (and all associated service providers/vendors) would benefit from a review of this informative standard which, by the way, applies to both low and high-stakes assessments."
Interestingly one of the key assessment methods - assessment through simulations is excluded in the standard. Go here for more information from ISO