PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES by whitecheese

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									                                                                                                                          CPS 7490
                                                                                                                           Fall 2004
                                                                                                                             Decker
                                      PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES

                                                    Number of Administrations
Students in CPS 7590 will practice administering five different intelligences tests. These particular tests were chosen because
they are among the most utilized in the field of school psychology. The tests and corresponding number of required
administrations are as follows:

         Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV):                        3
         Weschler Adult Scale of Intelligence – Third Edition (WAIS-III):                            1
         Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities – Third Edition (WJ III COG):                  3
         Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales – Fifth Edition (SB:V)                                   2
         Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT)                                                2

                                                       Recruiting Examinees
Recruiting examinees to fulfill testing requirements is the student’s responsibility. It is important to remember that CPS 7490 is
the student’s first formal opportunity to practice administering and interpreting psychological tests and that tests results obtained
from practice administrations are not considered valid. Therefore, under no circumstances should information regarding
scores, interpretations, and recommendations be provided to the examinee or his/her parents. With this understanding,
students will be expected to obtain written informed consent for practice administration from the examinee and/or the examinee’s
parent (for examinees under age 18 years).*

                                                    Age Range of Examinees
It is important for students in CPS 7490 to understand how the administration and interpretation of intelligence tests vary across
age ranges. Students will be expected to recruit and administer intelligence tests to examinees according to the following age-
range schedule:

          Ages 4 – 7:                   1 SB:V              1 WISC-IV
          Ages 8 - 13:                                      1 WISC-IV            1 WJ III COG        1 UNIT
          Ages 14 – 17:                                     1 WISC-IV            1 WJ III COG        1 UNIT
          Ages 18 – adult:              1SB:V               1 WAIS-III           1 WJ IIICOG


                                Procedures for Test Administration & Submission of Protocols
For each test administration, students are required to complete the following steps:
          1. Obtain signed consent for administration from the examinee and/or the examinee’s parent.*
          2. Administer the test according to the procedures for standard administration outlined in the test manual.
          3. Use the technical manual to score the test.
          4. Insert all materials into a folder or envelope in the following order:
                   a. A copy of the examinee’s signed consent form*
                   b. A copy of the parent’s signed consent form (if applicable)*
                   c. A copy of the CPS 7490 Test Protocol Scoring Sheet
                   d. Completed and scored test protocol
          5. Submit the folder to the instructor or class teaching assistant at the beginning of class on the due date.

                                                           Evaluation of Protocols
Students are expected to demonstrate mastery (accuracy of 80% or greater) in the administration and scoring of intelligence
tests. Completed test protocols will be evaluated for accuracy by the class teaching assistant according to a 20-point scoring
rubric. In the event that a student earns a protocol grade of lower than 80% (i.e., 18 out of 20 points), he/she will be required to
re-administer the test to a different examinee and submit a second protocol for evaluation. Thus, it is expected that by the end of
the course each student will have earned grades of 18 or greater on each of the 12 required protocols.

*A STUDENT WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A FAILING GRADE FOR CPS 7490 IF ALL CONSENT FORMS ARE NOT
PROVIDED AND ACCURATE.

								
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