Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists / Edition 1

Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists / Edition 1

by Edward S. Neukrug, R. Charles Fawcett, R. Charles Fawcett, Richard C. Fawcett
     
 

ISBN-10: 053463320X

ISBN-13: 9780534633202

Pub. Date: 08/09/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This undergraduate textbook examines how formal and informal tests are created, scored, and interpreted by mental health professionals when evaluating clients, and surveys the various techniques commonly used for assessing educational ability, intelligence, career and occupational aptitude, and clinical issues. The final section describes the Diagnostic and…  See more details below

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This undergraduate textbook examines how formal and informal tests are created, scored, and interpreted by mental health professionals when evaluating clients, and surveys the various techniques commonly used for assessing educational ability, intelligence, career and occupational aptitude, and clinical issues. The final section describes the Diagnostic and statistical manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV-TR), and walks through the process of writing an effective assessment report. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534633202
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/09/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: HISTORY AND CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ISSUES. 1: History of Testing and Assessment. 2: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Assessment. Part II: TEST WORTHINESS AND TEST STATISTICS. 3: Test Worthiness: Validity, Reliability, Practicality and Cross-Cultural Fairness. 4: Statistical Concepts: Making Meaning out of Raw Scores. 5: Statistical Concepts: Creating New Scores to Interpret Test Data. Part III: COMMONLY-USED ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES 6: Assessment of Educational Ability: Survey Battery, Diagnostic, Readiness and Cognitive Ability Tests. 7: Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning: Intelligence Testing and Neuropsychological Assessment. 8: Career and Occupational Assessment: Interest Inventories, Multiple Aptitude and Special Aptitude Tests. 9: Clinical Assessment: Objective and Projective Personality Tests. 10: Informal Assessment: Observation, Rating Scales, Classification Methods, Environmental Assessment, Records and Personal Documents and Performance-Based Assessment. Part IV: DIAGNOSIS AND WRITING THE ASSESSMENT REPORT. 11: Diagnosis in the Assessment Process 12: The Assessment Report Process: The Interview, Assessment Techniques, Environmental Assessment, and the Report.

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