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Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals

Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131707849

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ISBN10: 0131707841
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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 06
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2006
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Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals - 6TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131707849

Robert Drummond and Karyn Dayle Jones

ISBN13: 978-0131707849
ISBN10: 0131707841
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 06
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The leading text in appraisal for counselors, is a thorough overview covering basic measurement theory and all relevant tests. It provides guidance on how and when to use tests in different environments with different populations, and practical guidance on basic procedures like test selection, administration, and reporting. Key revisions include significant expansion of measurement foundations, separate chapters on validity and reliability as well as a new chapter on "Understanding Test Scores." More case studies have also been added throughout the text to help readers understand how to work with assessments and assessment results.

Features

  • NEW! More case studies have been added throughout the text-Help readers understand how to work with assessments and assessment results. Readers will be "seeing" the appraisal process "as it happens." By reviewing these studies of real counselors in actual situations, students will begin to better understand the context in which what they're learning will be used.
  • NEW! Expanded and updated content--The text now has separate chapters on Validity (Chp. 4) and Reliability (Chp. 5) as well as a new Chapter 3 on "Understanding Test Scores."
  • NEW! Significant expansion of measurement foundations and concepts.
  • A full chapter on ethical and legal issues involved in testing.
    • Instills in students an awareness of the responsibility counselors have for maintaining ethical behavior-introduces such topics as the right to privacy, counseling on the Internet, and others.
  • Strong coverage of the historical and philosophical foundations of educational testing-In the introductory chapter.
    • Facilitates students' understanding of why testing is done, how it's conducted, and what testing can and cannot determine-lays the groundwork for a wide range of subsequent coursework.
  • Questions for Discussion and Selected Readings -In every chapter.
    • Enhance students' understanding of chapter content-offer opportunities for reflection as well as resources for in-class discussions, assignments, and research papers.

New To This Edition

  • NEW! More case studies have been added throughout the text-Help readers understand how to work with assessments and assessment results. Readers will be "seeing" the appraisal process "as it happens." By eviewing these studies of real counselors in actual situations, students will begin to better understand the context in which what they're learning will be used.
  • NEW! Expanded and updated content--The text now has separate chapters on Validity (Chp. 4) and Reliability (Chp. 5) as well as a new Chapter 3 on "Understanding Test Scores."
  • NEW! Significant expansion of measurement foundations and concepts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Assessment

Chapter 2 Statistical Concepts

Chapter 3 Understanding Test Scores

Chapter 4 Validity

Chapter 5 Reliability

Chapter 6 Process and Procedures of Testing

Chapter 7 Legal and Ethical Concerns and Issues in Testing

Chapter 8 Ability and Intelligence Testing

Chapter 9 Aptitude Testing

Chapter 10 The Assessment of Achievement

Chapter 11 Career and Employment Testing

Chapter 12 Personality Testing

Chapter 13 Clinical Assessment

Chapter 14 Assessment of Development

Chapter 15 Environmental Assessment

Chapter 16 The Computer in Assessment

Chapter 17 Working with Diverse Populations

Chapter 18 Assessment Issues in Education

Chapter 19 Communicating Test Results

Appendix A Tests

Appendix B Test Publishers and Distributors

Glossary

References

Name Index

Subject Index

Test Index

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