General Assignment Expectations:
It is expected that graduate students will exhibit advanced level critical thinking; the ability to synthesize multiple sources of information, writing skills and academic integrity in all course activities. With the exception of discussion forum posts, assignment submissions completed in a narrative essay or composition format may not be written in first or second person (“I” or “you”). All writing must follow the citation and reference style established by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2009), in size 12 Times New Roman or Arial font, double-spaced with 1” margins on all sides of the page and include a cover page with the following centered vertically and horizontally: Student Name, Date of Submission, Assignment Title, Course Name and Professor Name.
With the rare exception of briefly quoting specific statistical research findings, in which case the publication’s author and year date of publication must be properly cited with quoted material placed inside quotation marks, all paper content based on published material must be paraphrased (i.e., summarized in the student’s own words) with correct source citations properly formatted in APA style. Copying of any kind and/or failure to source credit will result in an assignment score of zero with any repeat instances causing a failing course grade without option for revision and resubmission.
The website http://owlenglish.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ is an excellent, easy to understand resource for APA Style formatting and source citation.
Unless otherwise instructed for individual assignments, students may not use encyclopedias, such as Wikipedia or Encarta, dictionaries, blogs, opinion slanted news media outlets, Ask.com, About.com, WebMD or other commercial websites, and only scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, vetted government reports, or other reliable, scholarly sources must be used for assignment completion.
Weekly dialogue with classmates based on engagement with assigned course readings and/or related multi-media will take place in the online classroom on designated forums. While designed to promote lively discourse within a community of fellow learners, the dialogues are academic in nature and require a scholarly orientation.
There are two multiple choice Knowledge Review exams in Weeks 2 and 3. Each exam has 25 questions to assess your understanding of the psychometric properties of assessment.
CASE STUDY: Weeks 4, 5, and 6
There are 3 case study assignments due in Weeks 4, 5, and 6. The case studies are based on actual testing situations. They will provide you with an opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge of testing and ethics.
Please use the worksheet in the assignment instructions for your work. Each assignment should integrate a minimum of three supportive scholarly citations and references to support content and conclusions. Please proofread for grammar and spelling.
PILLARS OF ASSESSMENT: Week 7
This assignment examines the relationship between Sattler's pillars of assessment and professional practice.
Part A: Imagine that you are working as a psychologist. Develop a scenario where you might see a client for testing. The testing may be forensic, educational, clinical, or occupational. Using Sattler’s pillars of assessment, explain how you would proceed with the testing process.
Part B: Identify three ethical guidelines that you will need to consider in the assessment process and give a specific example for each of these issues (such as confidentiality, informed consent, competency, etc.).
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