This broad, thorough competency-based overview of appraisal procedures provides a practical guide to responsible test use; gives suggestions on how to “do” appraisals; and features examples, case studies, and guidelines demonstrating testing in different environments with different populations — all based on ethical standards and contemporary theory. It covers topics essential for users to become responsible users of assessment — test selection, administration, and reporting —and to help them prepare for licensing and certification examinations. KEY TOPICS: Outlines models for test use and selection. Explores the basic measurement, statistical, and research skills needed to select, administer, and interpret test and assessment information. Details the different types of tests and assessment techniques that are commonly used in the helping professions: the assessment of learning and cognitive styles, the testing of intelligence, aptitude, interest, and personality; the traditional pencil-and- paper tests and inventories; projective test, situational tests, and the uses of behavioral observation. Covers alternate and authentic assessment. Expands coverage of theories of intelligence and “un” personality tests, such as the NEO and PAI. Expands coverage of school testing — including authentic assessment, portfolio assessment, and school report cards.
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The leading book in appraisal for counselors, this book is designed to help current and future workers in the helping professions become better consumers of psychological and educational tests and assessment procedures. Provides guidance on how and when to use tests in different environments with different populations. Provides practical suggestions on basic procedures such as test selection, administration, and reporting. Addresses the role of the computer in assessment including on-line testing, adaptive testing, computerized interpretation of test results, and websites as sources of information. An ideal book for assessment in counseling, psychological testing, and tests and measurement.About the Author:
Karyn Dayle Jones is an associate professor in counselor education at the University of Central Florida. She has 20 years of experience in the counseling profession and has been a counselor educator for 14 years. Jones is coauthor of Introduction to the Profession of Counseling, has authored or coauthored several book chapters and refereed publications, and has made numerous professional presentations in the field of counseling and counselor education. Her primary areas of research are assessment and diagnosis. She is the past president of the Counseling Association for Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, a division of the American Counseling Association. Jones is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor, and she has worked as a counselor in mental health agencies, schools, and private practice.
The late Robert J. Drummond taught Counselor Education at the University of North Florida for twenty years before retiring. In addition to Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professional, he was the author of Career Counseling: A Developmental Approach (Prentice Hall, 1994) as well a number of book chapters and journal articles. He passed away in 2005.
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