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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Edward Neukrug
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2014-01-01
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305161832

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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Ed Neukrug
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release: 2010
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X030562857

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An easy-to-understand overview of the key concepts of psychological testing Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Essentials of Psychological Testing surveys the basic principles of psychometrics, succinctly presents the information needed to understand and evaluate tests, and introduces readers to the major contemporary reference works in the field. This engaging, practical overview of the most relevant psychometric concepts and techniques provides the foundation necessary for advanced study in the field of psychological assessment. Each clear, well-organized chapter includes new examples and references, featuring callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as “Test Yourself” questions that help gauge and reinforce readers’ grasp of the information covered. The author’s extensive experience and deep understanding of the concepts presented are evident throughout the book, particularly when readers are reminded that tests are tools and that, like all tools, they have limitations. Starting with a basic introduction to psychological tests, their historical development, and their uses, the book also covers the statistical procedures most frequently used in testing, the frames of reference for score interpretation, reliability, validity and test item considerations, as well as the latest guidelines for test selection, administration, scoring and reporting test results. Whether as an orientation for those new to the field, a refresher for those already acquainted with it, or as reference for seasoned clinicians, this book is an invaluable resource. SUSANA URBINA, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of North Florida, where she taught courses in psychological testing and assessment. A Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a licensed psychologist, Dr. Urbina practiced in the field of psychological assessment for over a decade. She coauthored the seventh edition of Psychological Testing with Anne Anastasi and has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of psychological testing.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Susana Urbina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2014-08-04
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118680483

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The only pocket-size reference on supervising psychological testing and assessment In 2014, the American Psychological Association (APA) adopted a set of guidelines for clinical supervision for health service psychology. While technically covered by these guidelines, supervising clinical psychological assessment includes additional tasks (such as ensuring accurate administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests) and tensions. Supervisors must often instruct supervisees on the data-integration process—which can involve more direct teaching than standard clinical supervision—while encompassing the same interpersonal, therapeutic, and less structured guiding aspects as psychotherapy supervision. It is increasingly common to view clinical supervision in the assessment process and supervision of psychotherapy as two significantly different tasks. Surprisingly, there is very little training and guidance available on appropriate, effective, and beneficial methods of psychological assessment supervision. Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision seeks to remedy the lack of literature in this area, offering guidance on supervising psychological testing and assessment. This much-needed guide provides supervisors with authoritative, up-to-date information on guidelines relevant to assessment supervision. Additionally, detailed coverage of supervision of cognitive, personality/emotional, psychoeducational, neuropsychological, forensic, and therapeutic assessments, among others, provide supervisors with guidance and structure in the supervision process. Focusing on practical application, this book offers guidance on topics such as assessment models appropriate in different areas of assessment; diversity issues; evaluation and feedback of supervisee performance; and ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations relevant in each assessment context. An invaluable resource for practitioners, this book: Offers practical advice on supervising a wide range of clinical psychological assessments Includes contributions from experts in their respective subfields Provides guidance on incorporating new American Psychological Association (APA) and Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) guidelines into the supervision process Fills an urgent need for an up-to-date reference on assessment supervision Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision is a must-have reference for both psychology practitioners who supervise the assessment process and instructors of psychological testing and assessment.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: A. Jordan Wright
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2019-11-05
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119433040

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This second edition provides managers and students the nuts and bolts of assessment processes and selection techniques. With this knowledge, managers learn to make informed personnel decisions based on the results of tests and assessments. The book emphasizes that employee performance predictions require well-formed hypotheses about personal characteristics that may be related to valued behavior at work. It also stresses the need for developing a theory of the attribute one hypothesizes as a predictor—a thought process too often missing from work on selection procedures. Topics such as team-member selection, situational judgment tests, nontraditional tests, individual assessment, and testing for diversity are explored. The book covers both basic and advanced concepts in personnel selection in a straightforward, readable style intended to be used in both undergraduate and graduate courses in Personnel Selection and Assessment.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Scott Highhouse
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-11-19
File: 286 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317427797

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret behavioral assessment tests Behavioral assessment tests analyze and assess a broad range ofbehavioral problems found among children and adolescents, includinghyperactivity, impulsivity, and ADHD. To use these tests properly,professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidanceon how to administer, score, and interpret them. Cowritten byleading experts in the behavioral assessment field and the creatorsof the BASC (Behavioral Assessment System for Children), Essentialsof Behavioral Assessment is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this book is designed to help busy mental healthprofessionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material,as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered. Essentials of Behavioral Assessment is the first book to providestate-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines tousing the BASC, CRS-R (Conners' Rating Scales-Revised), and CBCL(Achenbach Child Behavior Checklists), the leading and most highlyrecognized behavioral assessment tests used in the field. Theauthors also offer expert assessment of the tests' merits andinclude classroom observations. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of WJ IIITM Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of WJ IIITM Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WMS?-III Assessment Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment Essentials of Nepsy? Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAIT and Other KaufmanMeasures Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment Essentials of WISC-III? and WPPSI-R? Assessment

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Michael C. Ramsay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2002-04-08
File: 195 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780471218906

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret various brief intelligencetests Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Testsefficiently presents, in the popular Essentials format, conciseinformation on the range of brief intelligence tests that are usedmost often in school and clinical practices and provides anoverview and definition of brief intelligence testing as well asits uses and limitations. Sample evaluations using briefintelligence tests are also included. This compact and easy-to-use book includes coverage of: The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-Second Edition(KBIT-2) Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test (RIST) Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT) As part of the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series,this volume provides information mental health professionals needto practice knowledgably, efficiently, and ethically in today'sbehavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself"questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of theinformation covered. Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests includesvital, yet succinct, information on the four most commonly usedbrief intelligence tests and equips clinicians including schoolpsychologists, clinical psychologists, and learning specialistswith the knowledge and skills to make optimal use of theseimportant tests. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5)Assessment Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment Essentials of WIAT®-II and KTEA-II Assessment Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment Essentials of KABC-II Assessment Essentials of NEPSY® Assessment Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of WMS®-III Assessment

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Susan R. Homack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2007-02-02
File: 189 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780471264125

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A comprehensive guide to identifying and supporting uniquely bright and talented learners Early identification and intervention greatly benefits gifted students who may otherwise never realize their full potential. Essentials of Gifted Assessment is an evidence-based overview of what makes students gifted, how giftedness is best identified, and strategies for promoting achievement in high-ability students. Author Steven Pfeiffer is a leading expert in the field of gifted assessment and in Essentials of Gifted Assessment he presents his influential tripartite model of giftedness. This model goes well beyond the 20th-century focus on IQ scores, taking into account achievement and potential in a variety of areas for a more nuanced and practical perspective. With reference to this and other models, Essentials of Gifted Assessment reviews a range of assessment tools for their research-supported validity and clinical utility. Each chapter contains self-test questions and quick-reference boxes that facilitate both retention of new information and later review. Steven Pfeiffer has also dedicated a chapter to answering the most Frequently Asked Questions about gifted assessment. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of Processing Assessment, 2e Essentials of WIAT®-II and KTEA-II Assessment Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Steven I. Pfeiffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2015-04-27
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118589205

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