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AuthorNeukrug, Edward S.
TitleEssentials of testing and assessment : a practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists / Edward S. Neukrug, R. Charles Fawcett
Imprint Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole, 2010
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xx, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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.


1. History and current professional issues : History of testing and assessment -- Ethical, legal and professional issues in assessment -- 2. Test worthiness and test statistics : Test worthiness: validity, reliability, practicality and cross-cultural fairness -- Statistical concepts: making meaning out of raw scores -- Statistical concepts: creating new scores to interpret test data -- 3. Commonly -used assessment techniques : Assessment of educational ability: survey battery, diagnostic, readiness and cognitive ability tests -- Intellectual and cognitive functioning: intelligence testing and neuropsychological assessment -- Career and occupational assessment: interest inventories, multiple aptitude and special aptitude tests -- Clinical assessment: objective and projective personality tests -- Informal assessment: observation, rating scales, classification methods, environmental assessment, records and personal documents and performance-based assessment -- 4. Diagnosis and writing the assessment report : Diagnosis in the assessment process -- The assessment report process: the interview, assessment techniques, environmental assessment, and the report

Ability -- Testing Behavioral assessment Psychology -- Methodology Intelligence tests

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