Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists / Edition 3

Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists / Edition 3

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1285454243
ISBN-13:
9781285454245
Pub. Date:
01/01/2014
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
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Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists / Edition 3

Comprehensive and easy to read, Neukrug and Fawcett's ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS, 3rd Edition, introduces learners to the concepts and applications of assessment and testing. Case vignettes, samples of real tests, and additional activities and exercises increase understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781285454245
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 199,415
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

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

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