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1 Assessment of Ability testing, Behavior & Personality What School Counselors Must Know

2 Intelligence and General Ability (Aptitude) Testing What are Aptitude Tests? History Cattell’s Fluid and Crystal Intelligence

3 Common Assessment Practices Aptitude-Achievement Discrepancy Analysis Response to Intervention

4 Group Intelligence Tests: – Tests of Cognitive Skills, second edition (TCS/2)- – Primary Test of Cognitive Skills (PTCS)- – In View- – Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, 8 th edition (PLSAT- 8) – Cognitive Abilities Test, Form 6 (CogAT)

5 Individual Aptitude/Intelligence Tests Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4 th edition (WISC-IV)- The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-3 rd edition (WPPSI-III) The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-3 rd edition (WAIS-III)- Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, 5 th edition (SB5)- Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Ability (WJIII)- Designed for individuals 2 to 90 years of age. Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS)

6 College Admissions Tests Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)- American College Test (ACT)-

7 Assessment of Behavior and Personality Maximum Performance Tests- Typical Response Tests- – History – Response Sets

8 Structured Personality Inventories or Objective Personality Tests Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2: NEO Personality Inventory-R: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator:

9 Behavior Rating Scales What are they? Some draw backs with parent and teacher responders What are they best at diagnosing?

10 Some Popular Scales Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition (BASC-2) Conners’ Rating Scales, Third Edition (CRS-3) Child behavior Checklist and Teacher Report Form (CBCL and TRF) – What is an omnibus rating scale? – What is comorbidity?

11 Self Report Measures What are they? What are they good at assessing?

12 The Most Popular Self Reporting Measures BASC-2 Youth Self Report

13 Projective Techniques Rorschach Inkblot test- Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)- Rotter Incomplete Sentence Blank-

14 Projective Drawings Draw-A-Person Test (DAP). House-Tree-Person (H-T-P) Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD).

15 Summary Standardized Intelligence Tests What are they designed to do? How are they different from Achievement tests? Aptitude-achievement discrepancy analysis RtI model Individual Intelligence tests Group Intelligence tests

16 Summary Public Law and subsequent legislation require that schools provide special education services to students with emotional disorders. How do we identify these students? – Behavior Rating Scales – Self Report measures – Projective Techniques

17 Resources Whiston, S. C. (2008). Principles and applications of assessment in counseling (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole. Neukrug, E., & Fawcett, R. (2010). Essentials of testing and assessment: a practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists / Edward S. Neukrug, R. Charles Fawcett. Australia ; Belmont, CA : Thomas/Brooks/Cole, c2010. Reynolds, C. R., Livingston, R. B., & Wilson, V. (2009). Measurement and Assessment in Education (2 nd ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.


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