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A Domain of Counselor Education



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The domain of ASSESSMENT includes studies that provide an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation in a multicultural society, including all of the following:

a. historical perspectives concerning the nature and meaning of assessment;
b. basic concepts of standardized and nonstandardized testing and other assessment techniques, including norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment, environmental assessment, performance assessment, individual and group test and inventory methods, psychological testing, and behavioral observations;
c. statistical concepts, including scales of measurement, measures of central tendency, indices of variability, shapes and types of distributions, and correlations;
d. reliability (i.e., theory of measurement error, models of reliability, and the use of reliability information);
e. validity (i.e., evidence of validity, types of validity, and the relationship between reliability and validity);
f. social and cultural factors related to the assessment and evaluation of individuals, groups, and specific populations; and
g. ethical strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and evaluation instruments and techniques in counseling.

TCNJ Courses

EPSY 643 – Measurement and Evaluation
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to educational and psychological measurement and evaluation.  The topics of test construction, reliability, validity, and statistics are covered.  Frequently used counseling, educational, intellectual, personality, and neuropsychological assessment techniques are discussed, along with the principles of interpreting and presenting the results of testing.

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