The Importance Of Psychological Assessments

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INTRODUCTION
All field of human endeavour uses measurements in some form, and field has its own set of measuring tools and measuring units, such as psychology it has its own measuring tools that are used to assess and evaluate information that you give to the examiner, which is why the formal name of psychological testing is psychological assessment. You give this information either by form of answer to interview question or as answer on paper or computer to specific question.
The aim of this essay is to replicates the sequence practitioners follow when performing an evaluation. They are initially concerned with clarifying their roles, ensuring that they understand all the implications of the referral question, deciding which procedures would
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However there is a limitation to the competence of a psychologist he or she must limit his or her practice to areas within the boundaries of his or her competency based on his or her formal academic qualification, supervised experience and appropriate professional experience. Competence in conducting of psychological assessments is not limited to determining the necessity to undertake a psychological assessment, elaborating whether previous assessment data exist, and if so, whether the existing assessment data can be considered current, or a newly assessment is required. Choosing appropriate and psychometrically sound assessment procedures and, where necessary, making adaptations to allow for cultural…show more content…
(Ziskin & Faust, 1995). Test users ensure that any test used as part of a formal psychometric assessment: has clear directions for administration and scoring, and adequate information about the properties of scores derived from the test including the purpose of the test, the standard error of measurement, and validity and reliability data; is valid for the purpose for which the test is used, and is also differentially valid for any sub-population of the total population to be included in the particular testing program (e.g., sub-populations defined according to age, gender, ethnicity, language background or social class has adequate evidence of the reliability of test scores; and has appropriate normative or reference group data to allow for the interpretation of scores in relation to a clearly defined population, which requires adequate information on the sampling procedure, the characteristics of the norm sample, and the date when the normative data were collected.

Practitioners monitor and periodically review the continuing effectiveness of tests they use. They keep abreast of the professional literature concerning psychological tests and testing, including reviews of tests and reports on their validity in different contexts (Bartram, 1996) When a psychologist interprets assessment results, including automated interpretations, he or she shall take into account the various test factors and characteristics

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