Tests in Print

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Author: Oscar Krisen Buros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: N.A

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Educational Assessment

Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability

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Author: Robert J. Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412949173

Category: Education

Page: 563

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Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).

Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening

A Professional Guide for Evaluations

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Author: James L. Dickerson,Mardi Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135927448

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Screening applicants for adoption or foster homes has life-altering consequences for the children involved, yet there are incredibly few programs available to train screeners. The educational system that certifies thousands of social workers each year does not understand the specialized training required to screen adoptive and foster parents; social work schools provide minimal interview training and what training they do provide focuses on therapeutic interview techniques rather than screening skills. There is a clear need for a book like Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening, one that can be incorporated into course requirements and used by working social workers and psychologists involved with adoption and foster parent screening. Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening, written by a former social worker, who has placed hundreds of children into adoptive and foster homes, and a clinical psychologist, meshes the best of psychology and social work experience into a definitive guide for screening adoption and foster home applicants. The book provides information on: evaluating aberrant behavior and unhealthy parenting attitudes interview techniques psychological testing. Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening is based on case histories, research data, and interpretive analysis. The book is written in an accessible style free of technical language, thus making it appropriate for college-level students and professionals who don't have time to sift through empirical data to obtain accessible information that they can adapt to their profession.

Perspectives on Bias in Mental Testing

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Author: Cecil Reynolds

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468446584

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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The cultural-test-bias hypothesis is one of the most important scien tific questions facing psychology today. Briefly, the cultural-test-bias hypothesis contends that all observed group differences in mental test scores are due to a built-in cultural bias of the tests themselves; that is, group score differences are an artifact of current psychomet ric methodology. If the cultural-test-bias hypothesis is ultimately shown to be correct, then the 100 years or so of psychological research on human differences (or differential psychology, the sci entific discipline underlying all applied areas of human psychology including clinical, counseling, school, and industrial psychology) must be reexamined and perhaps dismissed as confounded, contam inated, or otherwise artifactual. In order to continue its existence as a scientific discipline, psychology must confront the cultural-test-bias hypothesis from the solid foundations of data and theory and must not allow the resolution of this issue to occur solely within (and to be determined by) the political Zeitgeist of the times or any singular work, no matter how comprehensive. In his recent volume Bias in Mental Testing (New York: Free Press, 1980), Arthur Jensen provided a thorough review of most of the empirical research relevant to the evaluation of cultural bias in psychological and educational tests that was available at the time that his book was prepared. Nevertheless, Jensen presented only one per spective on those issues in a volume intended not only for the sci entific community but for intelligent laypeople as well.

The Benchmarks Sourcebook

Three Decades of Related Research

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Author: Jean Brittain Leslie,Michael John Peterson

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 1604910852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 67

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Benchmarks, a 360-degree assessment, has been used by approximately 16,000 organizations and over 200,000 managers. Data collected through its administration has resulted in large comprehensive databases that have provided the basis for numerous studies. These annotations on published research were written for anyone who is interested in the research leading to the development and refinement of Benchmarks, the interpretation of the assessment's results, or the relationship of Benchmarks to other psychological assessments.

The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Author: Irving B. Weiner,W. Edward Craighead

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470170239

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

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Psychologists, researchers, teachers, and students need complete and comprehensive information in the fields of psychology and behavioral science. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Volume Four has been the reference of choice for almost three decades. This indispensable resource is updated and expanded to include much new material. It uniquely and effectively blends psychology and behavioral science. The Fourth Edition features over 1,200 entries; complete coverage of DSM disorders; and a bibliography of over 10,000 citations. Readers will benefit from up-to-date and authoritative coverage of every major area of psychology.

The Sixteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook

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Author: Robert A. Spies,Barbara S. Plake,Linda L. Murphy

Publisher: Buros Inst of Mental

ISBN: 9780910674584

Category: Psychology

Page: 1280

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Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). The most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, the Mental Measurements Yearbooks are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information, critical reviews, and comprehensive bibliographic references on the construction, use, and validity of all tests published in English. The objectives of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks have remained essentially the same since the publication of the series. These objectives include provision to test users of: factual information on all known tests published as separates in the English-speaking countries of the world candidly critical test reviews written for the MMY series by qualified professional people representing a variety of viewpoints unique publication of each volume in the MMY series with new volumes supplementing rather than supplanting previous series volumes. Each yearbook is a unique publication, supplementing rather than supplanting the previous volumes. The Sixteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook continues this long-standing tradition by providing professional reviews written for more than two hundred original or recently revised tests. This edition of the MMY series offers evaluations of the latest assessments in areas of testing that include education, psychology, business law, healthcare, counseling, and management. In addition to test reviews, descriptions are provided of the purpose, target population, administration, scores, price, author, and publisher for all listed tests. Reviews are written by highly qualified professionals who have expertise in a range of disciplines. Test entries are cross-referenced and indexed by title, subject, name, acronym, and score. An updated directory of the test publishers is also included.

Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

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Author: Robert J. Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412970156

Category: Education

Page: 331

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Multifaceted Assessment in Early Childhood is ideal for those on upper-division undergraduate courses and first-level graduate courses in early childhood education assessment. The book covers the various measures used in a range of assessment dimensions, and includes valuable information regarding young children with special needs and English Language Learners, which has rarely been touched upon in other textbooks. The chapters are focused on student accessibility and include practical applications of key concepts. Features and benefits: Covers a range of assessment concepts, including - Formative (uses feedback from learning to adapt teaching) -Summative (i.e. tests, quizzes) -Authentic (focuses on complex/deeper tasks) -Standardized (STAR, SAT) Includes coverage of assessment for English language learners and children with special needs -- topics that are not provided enough coverage in other books (including Wortham, McAfee, Puckett and Mindes). Wright's writing style grabs and engages the reader in the topic. Two of our reviewers who use Wortham specifically cited Wright's writing style as a reason they would adopt our book. A McAfee reviewer is likely to switch for the same reason.

The Supplement to the Thirteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook

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Author: James C. Impara,Barbara S. Plake

Publisher: Buros Inst of Mental

ISBN: 9780910674461

Category: Reference

Page: 411

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Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 800-755-1105 (in the U.S.) or 402-472-3584 (outside the U.S.). The Mental Measurements Yearbooks are widely regarded as essential references for users and developers of tests. Each yearbook contains reviews of commercially available tests published or revised since the previous edition. A biennial publication schedule for yearbooks and supplements was introduced in 1988 to facilitate access to test evaluation information and better meet the needs of test consumers. The Supplement to the Thirteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook contains original reviews of tests published or revised since the 1998 edition of the Mental Measurements Yearbook. Tests are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. Indexes of titles, classified subjects, names, acronmys, and scores, as well as an index and a directory of publishers, are included. A helpful indexing system integrating references across Buros Institute publications is also provided.

Preschool Assessment

Principles and Practices

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Author: Marla R. Brassard,Ann E. Boehm

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606230301

Category: Psychology

Page: 658

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Education.

Assessment of Language Disorders in Children

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Author: Rebecca Joan McCauley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805825614

Category: Education

Page: 364

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This book constitutes a clear, comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the basic principles of psychological and educational assessment that underlie effective clinical decisions about childhood language disorders. Rebecca McCauley describes specific commonly used tools, as well as general approaches ranging from traditional standardized norm-referenced testing to more recent ones, such as dynamic and qualitative assessment. Highlighting special considerations in testing and expected patterns of performance, she reviews the challenges presented by children with a variety of problems--specific language impairment, hearing loss, mental retardation, and autism spectrum disorders. Three extended case examples illustrate her discussion of each of these target groups. Her overarching theme is the crucial role of well-formed questions as fundamental guides to decision making, independent of approach. Each chapter features lists of key concepts and terms, study questions, and recommended readings. Tables throughout offer succinct summaries and aids to memory. Students, their instructors, and speech-language pathologists continuing their professional education will all welcome this invaluable new resource. Distinctive features include: A comprehensive consideration of both psychometric and descriptive approaches to the characterization of children's language A detailed discussion of background issues important in the language assessment of the major groups of children with language impairment Timely information on assessment of change--a topic frequently not covered in other texts Extensive guidance on how to evaluate individual norm-referenced measures for adoption An extensive appendix listing about 50 measures used to assess language in children A test review guide that can be reproduced for use by readers.

Psychological Testing

A Practical Approach to Design and Evaluation

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Author: Theresa J.B. Kline

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506315941

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach to Design and Evaluation offers a fresh and innovative approach for graduate students and faculty in the fields of testing, measurement, psychometrics, research design, and related areas of study. Author Theresa J.B. Kline guides readers through the process of designing and evaluating a test, while ensuring that the test meets the highest professional standards. The author uses simple, clear examples throughout and fully details the required statistical analyses. Topics include—but are not limited to—design of item stems and responses; sampling strategies; classical and modern test theory; IRT program examples; reliability of tests and raters; validation using content, criterion-related, and factor analytic approaches; test and item bias; and professional and ethical issues in testing.

Assessing Adolescents in Educational, Counseling, and Other Settings

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Author: Robert D. Hoge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135674477

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Adolescence is a distinct period of development that presents a number of special challenges. This fact has important implications for professionals selecting and administering assessment procedures and interpreting the data they yield, yet assessment texts have focused on adults or children and devoted minimal attention to adolescents. This book constitutes the first up-to-date and practical guide to the effective psychological assessment of adolescents. Throughout, the author's emphasis is on standardized instruments. Their use, he argues, provides more valid information about individuals, leads to better treatment or placement decisions, and contributes to the more efficient management of organizational resources than does reliance on clinical interviews and judgment alone. Assessing Adolescents in Educational, Counseling, and Other Settings will be welcomed by all those professionally involved in the assessment of adolescents--psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, child care agency staff, and educators--as well as by those who must make decisions based on their assessments--school principals, youth court judges, and managers of residential treatment facilities among others. Developmental researchers will also find this review of available standardized tools helpful in their work.

Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education

A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults

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Author: Cecil R. Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780471652519

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1062

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fields of special education research and practice. Featuring reviews of assessment instruments and teaching approaches, legal issues, overviews of specific learning disabilities, dozens of biographies, and more, this complete desk reference is an indispensable guide for professionals, academics, and students alike. Named an American Library Association Top 25 Reference of the Year in its First Edition, The Concise Encyclopedia serves as an important reference for the education of handicapped and other exceptional children. Written and edited by highly regarded and respected experts in the fields of special education and psychology, this authoritative resource guide provides a reference base for educators as well as professionals in the areas of psychology, neuropsychology, medicine, health care, social work and law. Additionally, this acclaimed reference work is essential for administrators, psychologists, diagnosticians, and school counselors, as well as parents of the handicapped themselves. What's new in this edition Comprehensive coverage of new legislation such as Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Cultural competence in Special Education, including new material on culturally/linguistically diverse students Many new entries including notable biographies, new service delivery systems, special education laws, new assessment instruments, cross-cultural issues, neuropsychology, and use of the Internet in research and service delivery. Some of the topics covered Academic assessment Achievement tests Addictions Bilingual education Child and adolescent behavior management Counseling with individuals and families with disabilities Early childhood education Gifted education Intelligence tests Mathematics disabilities Psychoeducational methods Rehabilitation Socioeconomic status Special education parent and student rights Traumatic brain injury

High Stakes:

Testing for Tracking, Promotion, and Graduation

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Author: Committee on Appropriate Test Use,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Testing and Assessment

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309062802

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Everyone is in favor of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. High Stakes looks at how testing affects critical decisions for American students. As more and more tests are introduced into the country's schools, it becomes increasingly important to know how those tests are used--and misused--in assessing children's performance and achievements. High Stakes focuses on how testing is used in schools to make decisions about tracking and placement, promotion and retention, and awarding or withholding high school diplomas. This book sorts out the controversies that emerge when a test score can open or close gates on a student's educational pathway. The expert panel: Proposes how to judge the appropriateness of a test. Explores how to make tests reliable, valid, and fair. Puts forward strategies and practices to promote proper test use. Recommends how decisionmakers in education should--and should not--use test results. The book discusses common misuses of testing, their political and social context, what happens when test issues are taken to court, special student populations, social promotion, and more. High Stakes will be of interest to anyone concerned about the long-term implications for individual students of picking up that Number 2 pencil: policymakers, education administrators, test designers, teachers, and parents.

The Psychopath

Theory, Research, and Practice

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Author: Hugues Herve,John C. Yuille

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135154120X

Category: Psychology

Page: 598

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The Psychopath: Theory, Research, and Practice is a comprehensive review of the latest advancements in the study of psychopathy. As research into psychopathy over the past two decades has burgeoned, it has had significant implications for clinical practice, with important ethical considerations raised as interest into psychopathy has moved into the real world. This volume is the first comprehensive review of these applied topics. Dr. Robert Hare, a leading authority on the subject, introduces the work by discussing the current state of psychopathy research, highlighting its advancements, potential pitfalls or impediments, and future trajectory. Subsequent chapters give a historical overview of psychopathy, examine measurement issues, etiological theories, and practical considerations. The Psychopath provides a solid foundation from which research and practice into this socially destructive condition can advance into the 21st century. This book will attract academics, researchers, theorists, practitioners, lawyers, judges, law enforcement personnel, students, and other professionals interested in or working with forensic psychology. It also serves as a supplementary text for graduate students enrolled in programs with a specialization in forensic psychology or criminology.

The Supplement to the Ninth Mental Measurements Yearbook

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Author: Jane Close Conoley,Jack J. Kramer,James V. Mitchell

Publisher: Buros Inst of Mental

ISBN: 9780910674300

Category: Reference

Page: 279

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Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). The Supplement to the Ninth Mental Measurements Yearbook contains original reviews of tests published or revised since the 1985 edition of the Ninth Mental Measurements Yearbook. The Supplement provides timely access to reviews of recently available tests. It also contains the Buros Institute's traditionally helpful indexing system which integrates the referencing across Institute publications. Features include an Index of Titles, Classified Subject Index, Publisher's Directory and Index, an Index of Names, and a Score Index. Review information includes detailed descriptive information about each test and extensive references on specific tests. The tests are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. A total of 150 reviews on ninety tests are presented in the Supplement. Beginning in 1989, the Buros Institute will publish a biennial Mental Measurements Yearbook. These hard-bound, fully indexed and cross-referenced volumes will contain reviews of commercially available tests published or revised since the previous Mental Measurements Yearbook. In alternating years a soft-bound Supplement will be published. This yearly production schedule of Mental Measurements Yearbook and Supplements will facilitate timely access to test evaluation information. The Mental Measurements Yearbooks are widely regarded as an essential reference for users and developers of tests. With the publication of the Supplement to the Ninth Mental Measurements Yearbook, the series has been expanded to better meet the needs of test consumers.