Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 700; The following course must be completed concurrently: PSYC 706. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Director of Clinical Training is required.
Description: This course provides a foundation in evidence-based assessment, with an emphasis on psychometrics, intellectual and neurocognitive testing, and appropriate test use. Students develop functional competencies to critically evaluate, judiciously select, intelligently use, and insightfully interpret existing assessment measures. Topics may include psychometrics and measurement theory, technical and methodological principles of testing, norms and standardization, sources of measurement error, test development, and test evaluation. Students learn about special assessment issues, including cultural, socioeconomic, ethical, and legal issues related to standardized measures of intellectual and neurocognitive abilities, test bias/fairness, and best practices in testing persons from diverse backgrounds.
- A practicum in assessment techniques (PSYC 706) is typically taken in conjunction with this course.