Assessment Critique

Assessment Critique Assignment

This assignment is somewhat of a research assignment. You will be responsible for researching an assessment and reporting what you have learned about that assessment.  Present the information in paragraph format (be sure to include AT LEAST 4-6 sentences per paragraph, per APA style format). Please be sure to use empirically supported and professional articles and sources for your research. Because a lot of the background information will come from other sources, please be sure to provide citations accordingly. However, don’t rely heavily on citations or direct quotations without putting the information in your own words. Choose one of the assessments that are discussed in the course textbook (for example, the Stanford-Binet, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Myers Brigg Type Indicator). Address the following items regarding the assessment. Include a title page and a reference page that adheres to APA style and include each of the following areas, as well as your responses.  This assignment is worth 100 points and should be 3-5 pages.This assignment is due by 11:59 PM on 6/24/18 and must be submitted on Blackboard. This is located under the Course Information tab on Blackboard, at the bottom of the page.

1. Provide a description of the assessment.

a. Discuss what the assessment is (the name of the assessment, how many items are on the assessment, etc.), what it is intended to measure (depression, alcoholism, intelligence, etc.), and what is included in/on the assessment (questionnaire, scales, open-ended questions, etc.).

b. Briefly discuss the validity/reliability of the assessment.

c. Briefly discuss how the assessment is scored (by hand, using a computer, scanning).

d. Briefly discuss the administrative and reporting procedures (how is the assessment administered to participants and how are the results reported).

2. Provide a brief historical background of the assessment.

a. Who created the assessment?

b. When was the assessment created?

c. Where was the assessment created?

d. Why was the assessment created?

3. Explore the strengths and weaknesses of the assessment. 

4. Choose one article that addresses the use of the assessment on a specific population.

a. Provide a brief summary of the article.

b. Briefly describe how the assessment was used.

c. Briefly describe the results of the article/study. 

5. Provide a conclusion regarding whether the assessment is an adequate measure of what it is intended to measure (personality, behavior, intelligence, etc.).


Format Requirements: APA Guidelines: 5

Title Page/Reference Page /2

Header/Page Numbers /2

Spacing/Indentations /1

Evidence of Scholarly Writing/Syntax: 15

Grammar/Sentence Structure/Tense /15

Follow Instructions for the Assignment: 10

Addressed Each Area of the Assignment  /2

Used Paragraph Format /2

Used Times New Roman, 12-Point Font /2

Page Length of 3-5 Pages /2

Double-Spaced Paper/1-Inch Margins /2

Depth, Knowledge, Understanding, and Extensiveness of the Material Covered: 70

Description of the Assessment /20

Historical Background of the Assessment /5

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Assessment /20

Article Addressed Use of the Assessment  /20

Conclusion /5

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