Standardised achievement testing is increasingly common in educational and industrial settings. K-12 students take state assessments to comply with federal education laws. Many colleges administer assessments to place incoming students in initial courses and ensure that graduates have benefited from instruction. Professions such as law and medicine give assessments for certification and licensure. This book presents research in the study of achievement tests, including visual motor assessment tests and assistive technologies as applied to adults with learning disabilities; using teacher's recommendations and achievement tests for promoting ethnic minority students into secondary schools; as well as test anxiety and test motivation in achievement test performance.
<b>A complete guide to key intelligence and achievement tests and their effective use</b> <p> The tools used in the assessment process have changed dramatically in recent years. School and clinical psychologists need a comprehensive yet focused resource to which they can turn to learn the basics of key intelligence and achievement tests and how to use them in their assessments of children and adults. With its practical and straightforward presentation, <i>Practitioner's Guide to Assessing Intelligence and Achievement</i> provides that resource. <p> Coedited by two well-known and respected scholars and researchers, Jack Naglieri and Sam Goldstein, the content in this timely book combines traditional and new conceptualizations of intelligence as well as ways to measure achievement. Truly readable and user-friendly, this book provides professionals with a single source from which to examine ability and achievement tests along the same general criteria. <p> Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and test developer and is consistently structured for easy comparison of each test that is examined. Coverage includes: <ul> <li> <p> The theory underlying each test <li> <p> Description of each test <li> <p> Tips for administering and scoring each test <li> <p> Standardization, norms, and reliability of each scale <li> <p> Practical guidance for the use of each test <li> <p> Correspondence of each test to IDEA </ul> <p> A practical tool designed to aid clinical psychologists in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the various tests presented, <i>Practitioner's Guide to Assessing Intelligence and Achievement</i> provides students and practitioners with the information they need for their practice and testing efforts to be consistent with recent updates in the field and how those assessment instruments relate to changes in the laws that influence test use.
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