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For this assessment, you will use the three tests you selected for Assessment 1. Locate and summarize a minimum of two articles related to the technical qualities for each selected test.

Note: Synthesizing the evaluation of test technical quality requires specific steps that must be carried out in a certain order. Therefore, you must complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.

Introduction

Professionals in the field must be able to administer and interpret tests to establish a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan. Before a test is selected, test users must be knowledgeable of the technical quality (reliability and validity) of the tests they use. Test users should only use instruments with adequate reliability and validity.

In this assessment, you will complete a deeper analysis of the technical quality of your three selected tests from Assessment 1 by focusing on reliability and validity evidence. To complete this assessment, you will draw upon your knowledge about psychometrics in general and reliability and validity in particular.

Preparation

Download the

Assessment 2 Template: Evaluation of Technical Quality [DOCX]

to your computer and use it for the basis of your assessment. The template contains instructions to guide you through each element of the assessment.

For this assessment, you will conduct a deeper analysis of the technical quality of the three tests you selected for Assessment 1.

Instructions

For Assessment 1, you selected three standardized tests from one category that have relevance to your specialization or a related profession. Assessment 1 focused on the purpose, contents and constructs assessed, norms, and required training of psychological tests. For this assessment, you will complete a deeper analysis of the technical quality of your three selected tests by focusing on reliability and validity evidence. To complete this assessment, you will draw upon your knowledge about psychometrics in general and reliability and validity in particular. You are encouraged to use the

PSY-FP7610 – Tests and Measurements Library Guide

to assist your search

For each article:

List the APA reference for each journal article (a minimum of six).

Identify if the article addresses reliability or validity.

Discuss if the article addresses sources of error variance, reliability estimates, evidence of validity, or bias and fairness.

Identify the specific type of reliability or validity (for example, test-retest reliability, predictive validity, etc.).

Identify the overall results of the research, including any psychometric or statistical outcome.

Guidelines for Selecting the Literature

Use the most current sources you can find. You may cite older sources if they are classics, if you want to show the chronology of something, or if you have another good reason (i.e., the test was published more than 8 years ago) If you choose to use older sources, you will need to explain why. Use current, peer-reviewed journal articles for more current tests. Do not use sources without an author or a publication date. Do not use quotes; use only your own words. Evaluate whether the results support the use of your test as appropriate for your field and populations to be served.

Note: The articles you need to complete this assessment should be available as part of the library collection. In future courses, you may use the Capella library’s Interlibrary Loan service to obtain articles outside of the collection, but you should not have to use the service for this course. In the event that you cannot find articles covering a newer test edition, please refer to the

List of Tests by Type [DOCX]

. Note which tests have been designated as acceptable for searching prior test editions.

Note: Be sure to use the

Assessment 2 Template: Evaluation of Technical Quality [DOCX].

  
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