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Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists, Enhanced, 3rd Edition

  • Edward S. Neukrug
  • R. Charles Fawcett
  • ISBN-10: 1285454243
  • ISBN-13: 9781285454245
  • 368 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Comprehensive and easy to read, Neukrug and Fawcett's ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COUNSELORS, SOICAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS, ENHANCED, 3rd Edition, introduces learners to the concepts and applications of assessment and testing. Case vignettes, samples of real tests, and additional activities and exercises increase understanding.

Features

  • Thought-provoking cases, vignettes, and real-life exercises engage students by providing opportunities for hands-on practice.

  • The book guides students step-by-step through the increasingly complex process of gathering information about clients, and suggests specific ways of writing effective test reports.

  • Text illustrations, figures, and examples of test reports and interview outlines help students apply the concepts presented in the chapters.

  • Down-to-earth, easy-to-understand writing clearly explains the use of test statistics and how to apply them to the assessment process.

  • Neukrug and Fawcett devote individual chapters to commonly used assessment techniques in educational ability, intelligence testing, career and occupational assessment, and clinical assessment, with each chapter highlighting the role of the helper in assessment procedures and stressing the importance of sensitivity when assessing any person.

Reviews

"This is a comprehensive and easy to read text that introduces professional readers to the concepts and applications of assessment and texting. Case vignettes, samples of real tests, and additional activities and exercises increase the awareness, knowledge, skills, and cultural views surrounding testing and assessment." - David Carter, University of Nebraska, Omaha
— David Carter

About the Author

Edward S. Neukrug

Edward S. Neukrug is the Professor of Counseling at Old Dominion University, Dr. Ed Neukrug has made a substantial impact on the fields of counseling and human services. An author of 11 books and dozens of articles and chapters in books, his works have been read by thousands of counseling and human services students and professionals. A leader in several counseling and human services associations, he has helped steer the fields toward the future. In addition, Dr. Neukrug was the architect of the original ethics code of the National Association of Human Services (NOHS) and served in a variety of capacities for professional associations. He has several open-access, free websites which focus on learning of counseling theories, understanding one’s view of human nature, testing and assessment, and more. His commitment to, and work in, the counseling and human services professions has been unwavering. Dr. Neukrug has received numerous awards for his work, including twice receiving the President’s award from NOHS and recently receiving the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Fellows designation. You can view his works, open access websites, and accomplishments at www.counselingbooksetc.com and atwww.odu.edu/~eneukrug..

R. Charles Fawcett

Charles Fawcett is a doctoral student at the University of Virginia. He is formerly a Faculty Lecturer at Old Dominion University where he also received his M.S. Ed. in Counseling. His therapy experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families at an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as leading substance abuse groups. Charles previously served 10 years as a Naval Flight Officer and Bombardier/Navigator in the A-6 Intruder.

Table of Contents

Section I: UNDERSTANDING THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS: HISTORY, ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES, DIAGNOSIS, AND THE ASSESSMENT REPORT.
1. History of Testing and Assessment.
2. Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Assessment.
3. Diagnosis in the Assessment Process.
4. The Assessment Report Process: Interviewing the Client and Writing the Report.
Section II: TEST WORTHINESS AND TEST STATISTICS.
5. Test Worthiness: Validity, Reliability, Cross-Cultural Fairness, and Practicality.
6. Statistical Concepts: Making Meaning Out of Raw Scores.
7. Statistical Concepts: Creating New Scores to Interpret Test Data.
Section III: COMMONLY USED ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES.
8. Assessment of Educational Ability: Survey Battery, Diagnostic, Readiness, and Cognitive Ability Tests (Updated).
9. Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning: Intelligence Testing and Neuropsychological Assessment (Updated).
10. Career and Occupational Assessment: Interest Inventories, Multiple Aptitude, and Special Aptitude Tests (Updated).
11. Clinical Assessment: Objective and Projective Personality Tests (Updated).
12. Informal Assessment: Observation, Rating Scales, Classification Methods, Environmental Assessments, Records and Personal Documents, and Performance-Based Assessment.

New to this edition

  • 2019 Update: Chapter 2 in the Enhanced Edition, Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Assessment, includes updated ethical and professional issues.
  • 2019 Update: Section III, Commonly Used Assessment Techniques (Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11), in the Enhanced Edition, have been updated to include the most current version of the tests and assessments procedures being described. Newer instruments were added to ensure that the most current information is included in the text.
  • 2019 Update: All chapters in the Enhanced Edition have been updated to include current research and findings.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual and Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285454359 | ISBN-13: 9781285454351)

An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285454324 | ISBN-13: 9781285454320)

Cengage Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions. You can create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

Online PowerPoint®  (ISBN-10: 1285857542 | ISBN-13: 9781285857541)

These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Instructor's Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1305086937 | ISBN-13: 9781305086937)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. Access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, the instructor's manual, and more.

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows students to build skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

Student Supplements

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.