Test CritiqueTEST CRITIQUE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW When selecting which assessment instruments and strategies to use counselors must evaluate instruments on the basis of several factors. For most published formal assessment instruments the test manual is the primary source of evaluative information. Therefore counselors must be able to evaluate the appropriateness of using an assessment in a comprehensive manner. The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to apply the established guidelines used by professionals to evaluate the appropriateness of using an assessment. INSTRUCTIONS Length of assignment: 2100-2400 words (not including the title page abstract and reference page) Format of assignment: APA for font (Times New Roman 12 pt.) title page abstract margins and section headings narrative (not outline) format Quotations from reference sources: not permitted Number of citations: 5 or more Acceptable sources: scholarly articles/texts published within the last ten years You must choose a test that you would use in a counseling setting such as the Millon the Wechsler scales the Personality Assessment Inventory etc. Therefore do not choose tests such as the SAT GRE ASVAB etc. The test must be clinical in nature that deals with the various forms of pathology and or dysfunctional behavior/affect. Note that you may not choose the MMPI-2 or the TAT as these tests are highly researched and plagiarism issues can arise. You can use tests that can be administered online through the test publisher. However you cannot use internet-based free tests such as the IPIP-NEO or the Jung Personality Test; these are representations of reputable tests such as the NEO-PI-3 or the MBTI. These free internet-based tests are not assessments you can ethically administer to a client. Your paper will be structured according to the headings provided below. You can also review the questions provided by the authors in the textbook (pp. 176-179) to guide professionals in evaluating assessment instruments. The Test Critique contains six sections including references. Information to be presented in each section is presented below. Please note that the information is organized in an outline format only to help you identify the information for you to include in the report. Do not use an outline format to report the results of your critique and do not use internet-based assessments (IPIP-NEO Jung Personality Test etc.) Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the SafeAssign plagiarism tool. STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF TEST CRITIQUE I. GENERAL INFORMATION (15 pts.) A.Title of the test (including edition and form if applicable) B.Author(s) C.Publisher and date(s) of publication D.Cost (booklets answer sheets other test materials available scoring services) E.Availability of online version II. TEST DESCRIPTION (25 pts.) B.Test Content 1.construct(s) domain(s) or variable(s) the test measures 2.unidimensionality or multidimensionality of construct 3.theoretical and/or empirical foundations of the test C.Purpose of Test 1.purpose and potential uses of test 2.whom the test is designed for D.Test Structure 1.length of test/number of items 2.subscales (if applicable) 3.item format E.Test Administration 1.administration procedures 2.necessary administrator qualifications and/or training 3.special testing conditions that must be considered 4.online administration (if applicable) F.Test Scoring 1.type of scoring or scaling 2.scoring procedures (including availability of scoring keys and scoring services if any) 3.subscale factor or dimension scores (if applicable) 4.online scoring (if applicable) III. TECHNICAL EVALUATION (25 pts.) IV. PRACTICAL EVALUATION (25 pts.) A. Quality of Test Materials 1.quality of writing in test materials (including appropriateness of reading level) 2.quality of graphic design and presentation in test materials 3.other aspects of materials quality (e.g. durability attractiveness etc.) B. Ease of Administration Scoring and Interpretation 4.clarity and comprehensiveness of instructions directions or guidance provided 5.amount of time and resources needed to administer score and interpret test 6.other practical aspects of administration scoring and interpretation V. SUMMARY EVALUATION & CRITIQUE (15 pts.) VI. REFERENCES / OVERALL APA STYLE (45 pts.) Use at least five (5) professional scholarly sources. These sources must come from the EBSCO PsychINFO ERIC psychARTICLES and other scholarly databases. You may use general test description information from the test publisher web site and this can count for one (1) of your sources; the remaining sources must come from professional sources. Note: These guidelines serve only to inform you as to what you need to cover. You will need to format the information correctly. Do not submit a paper with bullet points or using Roman numerals as an outline.

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