Your students will get valuable practice in interpreting actual excerpts from published test manuals.
Each of the 39 exercises begins with a guideline that helps students review the measurement concepts they will need in order to complete the exercise.
Background notes on each exercise describe the purpose of the test from which the excerpt was drawn.
Students answer questions that require them to locate and interpret important points in the excerpt.
The excerpts are largely unabridged so that students practice interpreting material as it is actually presented by test makers.
The skills they learn with this book can be easily transferred to other test manuals they may be using in the future.
Students have an ethical responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with the technical characteristics of the tests they will use. This book prepares them for this responsibility.
All major topics are covered, including:
standard error of measurement
norm group composition
scales to detect faking
The excerpts are drawn from tests such as:
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale
Beck Depression Inventory
Stanford Achievement Test Series
and many others!