Sep 24, 2021
EDCE 6310 - Appraisal I
Concepts of reliability and validity as applicable to appraising human characteristics set stage for considering critical role that clinical judgment plays in professional helping. Emphasis on basic appraisal techniques, including diagnostic interviewing, observational systems, rating scales, interactional analysis, and educational and psychological testing. Testing portion provides introduction to intelligence, achievement, aptitude, and perceptual, vocational, and personality (objective and projective) measures.
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will obtain a basic understanding of the nature of psychological and educational assessment and evaluation with individuals and groups in a multicultural society.
- To become familiar with ethical strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and evaluation instruments and techniques in counseling.
- To examine cross cultural fairness as an element of test worthiness; to examine social and cultural factors related to the assessment and evaluation of individuals, groups, and specific populations.
- To examine historical perspectives on the nature and meaning of assessment.
- To examine social, professional, ethical, and legal concerns related to testing and assessment and to become particularly sensitive to issues of confidentiality, informed consent, and invasion of privacy issues.
- To know how to analyze assessment information in a manner that produces valid inferences when evaluating the needs of individual students.
- To know how to assess barriers that impede student’s academic, career, and personal/social development.
- To know how to select appropriate assessment strategies that can be used to evaluate a student’s development.
- To know the principles and modes of assessment.
- To learn and apply statistical concepts, including scales of measurement, measures of central tendency, indices of variability, shapes and types of distributions, and correlations.
- To understand basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing and other assessment techniques
- To understand the concept of reliability (i.e., theory of measurement error, models of reliability, and the use of reliability information).
- To understand the concept of validity (i.e., evidence of validity, types of validity, and the relationship between reliability and validity).
- To understand the relevance and potential biases of commonly used diagnostic tools with multicultural populations.
- To understand the various models and approaches to clinical evaluation and their appropriate uses, including diagnostic interviews, mental status examination, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessment.
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