Testing and Assessment
Prompt: In Milestone One, you chose a case history and described how you would be analyzing the case. For this milestone, you begin to analyze the data in your client’s case history. You will be addressing how the client’s behaviors and test conditions impacted the test results. You will also closely examine the different tests used to determine the benefits and limitations of each. Finally, you will consider whether or not the assessments were conducted ethically. All of your observations and insights will need to be supported with current research and accepted professional practices.
Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:
Guidelines for Submission: Milestone Submit two- to three-page document with double spacing, 12-point, Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.
a) Using the field notes provided and, referring to the specific testing instruments and methods used, describe the pertinent client behaviors and test conditions relevant to test outcomes and conclusions. What is the setting for the observation? Was it a natural or contrived situation? Was the subject aware of the observation (Hawthorne effect)? How did the observed behaviors relate to the referral question?
b) How did the subject respond to testing? What was his or her level of comfort, effort, emotional state, and so on? Using other research, justify how the subject’s behavior could have been impacted by the test conditions.
Benefits and Limitations
a) Provide a rationale for the test selection used, a brief description of the tests used, and the obtained scores.
b) For each test performed in the case history, assess the different approaches used by examining the benefits and limitations of each test performed.
c) Relate the tests performed to the APA Ethical Code; did each test follow ethical guidelines? Justify your viewpoint by using current research and theory.