ecn530 | Graduate
Student Assessment And Evaluation In School Counseling
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Psychometric Principles Necessary for Selection, Evaluation, Construction, and Interpretation of Standardized Tests
- Analyze the meaning of standardized scores and normative procedures.
- Explain the concepts and principles of validity and reliability as used in testing.
Assessment Limitations, Bias, and Alternatives
- Identify tests that have been developed to accommodate individual limitations.
- Identify examples of personal bias, abuse, and misuse of test results.
- Evaluate alternatives to testing.
- Explain concepts related to the social, ethical, and legal aspects of assessment.
- Identify areas of cultural and gender differences that influence test results.
Placement, Planning, Prediction, and Accountability as a Result of Test Analysis in the Educational and Counseling Settings
- Explain the use of tests to predict future performance.
- Analyze criteria required to place students in programs such as Section 504, enrichment programs, and other current programs.
- Select an appropriate assessment instrument that meets school counseling needs.
Historical and Theoretical Perspectives of Assessment
- Describe the history and the development of mental ability measurement.
- Explain the influences of theory on the development of assessment instruments.
Overview of Various Types and Purposes of Tests, Ratings, Observations, and Other Evaluative Instruments
- Explain the necessity of using evaluative measures for making educational decisions.
- Distinguish the purposes of a variety of assessment instruments.
- Describe various categories and types of tests.
- Demonstrate the ability to obtain description, evaluation, and other information about assessment from various sources.
- Describe criteria required to place students in special programs.
Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of School Assessments
- Describe strict adherence to standard procedures when administering standardized tests.
- Demonstrate the communication of test results to parents and students.
- Develop the ability to make recommendations based on test results and other assessment data.
- Interpret and integrate information obtained from the results of several assessment instruments in order to make recommendations.
- Demonstrate competence when using direct interviewing techniques and direct observation techniques.
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