Sep 24, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 544 - Tests and Measurements

Psychological and educational tests, theory, and practice. PSY 444 and PSY 544 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Fall).


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of historical perspectives concerning the nature and meaning of assessment and testing in counseling
  • Describe methods of effectively preparing for and conducing initial assessment meetings
  • Explain the use of assessment for diagnostic and intervention planning purposes
  • Distinguish between basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments, and group and individual assessments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of statistical concepts, including scales of measurement, measures of central tendency, indices of variability, shapes and types of distributions, and correlations
  • Summarize the concepts of reliability and validity in the use of assessments
  • Evaluate the use of assessments relevant to academic/educational, career, personal, and social development
  • Identify environmental assessments and systematic behavioral observations
  • Assess the use of symptom checklists, and personality and psychological testing
  • Analyze the use of assessment results to diagnose developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders
  • Select ethical and culturally relevant strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and test results
  • Choose psychological tests and assessments specific to clinical mental health counseling

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