Computer Testing [1 of 2]

Describe how computers have enhanced the development, administration, and scoring of psychological tests. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of computerized testing and the pros and cons of administering a test using the web.

Selecting an Instrument [2 of 2]

Consider that you are a psychology professional, working in your area of interest in an educational setting (public or private school setting).

Pick one of the following instruments to consider while answering the questions below:

  • Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL 1 ½ – 5) (CBCL 4 – 18)
  • Adult Basic Learning Examination
  • American College Testing Program – A-C-T
  • Child Sexual Behavior Inventory
  • Connors Rating Scales, Revised (CRS-R)
  • Cooperative Achievement Test
  • Diagnostic Mathematics Inventory
  • Graduate Record Examination
  • Horn Art Aptitude Inventory
  • Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children – II
  • KeyMath Revised
  • Learning Potential Assessment Device
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Metropolitan Mathematics Instructional Tests
  • Metropolitan Readiness Tests
  • Miller Analogies Test
  • Quality of School Life Scales
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • Seashore Measures of Musical Talents
  • SRA California Achievement Tests
  • Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test
  • Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test
  • Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test
  • Study Habits Checklist
  • Survey of School Attitudes
  • Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – II (WIAT-II)
  • What I Like to Do Interest Inventory
  • Wide Range Achievement Test – IV (WRAT-IV)
  • Woodcock Johnson – III
  • Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests – Revised

Locate appropriate support material in order to address the following:

  1. What data regarding the reliability of the instrument is available (integrate major issues from Unit 4)?
  2. What data regarding the validity of the instrument is available (integrate major issues from Unit 5)?
  3. What is purported to be measured by the instrument?
  4. In your specialty area, how would information from this instrument is employed to assist a client in an educational setting? Be sure to include references as appropriate.

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