Essentials of Testing and Assessment, International Edition 2e
ISBN-13: 9781439037935 / ISBN-10: 1439037930
Comprehensive and easy to read, Neukrug and Fawcett's ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, International Edition introduces learners to the concepts and applications of assessment and testing. Case vignettes, samples of real tests, and additional activities and exercises increase understanding and reduce student anxiety.
Part I: HISTORY AND CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.
1. History of Testing and Assessment.
2. Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Assessment.
Part II: TEST WORTHINESS AND TEST STATISTICS.
3. Test Worthiness: Validity, Reliability, Practicality and Cross-Cultural Fairness.
4. Statistical Concepts: Making Meaning out of Raw Scores.
5. Statistical Concepts: Creating New Scores to Interpret Test Data.
Part III: COMMONLY-USED ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES
6. Assessment of Educational Ability: Survey Battery, Diagnostic, Readiness and Cognitive Ability Tests.
7. Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning: Intelligence Testing and Neuropsychological Assessment.
8. Career and Occupational Assessment: Interest Inventories, Multiple Aptitude and Special Aptitude Tests.
9. Clinical Assessment: Objective and Projective Personality Tests.
10. Informal Assessment: Observation, Rating Scales, Classification Methods, Environmental Assessment, Records and Personal Documents and Performance-Based Assessment.
Part IV: DIAGNOSIS AND WRITING THE ASSESSMENT REPORT.
11. Diagnosis in the Assessment Process
12. The Assessment Report Process: The Interview, Assessment Techniques, Environmental Assessment, and the Report.
Edward S. Neukrug
Edward S. Neukrug received his doctorate in counselor education from the University of Cincinnati and is currently Professor of Counseling and Human Services in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Old Dominion University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Neukrug has worked as a crisis counselor, an outpatient therapist, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. He has published a number of other texts, including: THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COUNSELING PROFESSION; EXPERIENCING THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: A WORKBOOK FOR COUNSELOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS; SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS: COUNSELING ENVIRONMENT, HELPING SKILLS, TREATMENT ISSUES; and SKILLS AND TOOLS FOR TODAY'S COUNSELORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: FROM NATURAL HELPING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING (with Alan M. Schwitzer).
R. Charles Fawcett
Charles Fawcett is a doctoral student at the University of Virginia. He is formerly a Faculty Lecturer at Old Dominion University where he also received his M.S. Ed. in Counseling. His therapy experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families at an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as leading substance abuse groups. Charles previously served 10 years as a Naval Flight Officer and Bombardier/Navigator in the A-6 Intruder.