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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