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Buros/ETS Lecture, Ensuring Valid and Fair Content Assessments for Language Minority Students
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in Buros/ETS Lecture (Buros Center for Testing), 1 hour 26 mins
In this intermediate-level webinar, Dr. Young discusses and describes the testing needs of English Language Learners (ELL) and some accommodations offered to ELLs in different states in the U.S. His discussion includes an explanation of validation methods particularly in the context of testing ELL students and ide...
in Buros/ETS Lecture (Buros Center for Testing), 1 hour 26 mins
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Cultural And Linguistic Considerations When Developing, Adapting, And Validating Measures, Using Interpreters in Psychological Assessment
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This is an intermediate-level presentation. Given the linguistic diversity in the United States and the frequency of cultural discrepancies between mental health practitioners and their clients, evaluators are increasingly likely to consider conducting evaluations using language interpreters. Although best practic...
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Evaluating Test Quality: Advice From Mental Measurements Yearbook Reviewers, Guiding Principles for Evaluating an Educational or Psychological Assessment
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Because there is no simple standard checklist for evaluating an educational or psychological assessment, this intermediate-level webinar will focus on several important and timely principles for guiding an evaluation of assessment quality. Key issues to be discussed include judging the adequacy of validity evidenc...
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Fairness Issues In Testing: Application And Practice Informed By Theory And Research, Latino Adults and Depression: Assessment Challenges
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One of the major challenges often faced by clinicians is identifying the appropriate measure to accurately assess depression in Latino adults. There are a number of reasons for this difficulty. The diversity within the Latino population makes it difficult to establish measurement equivalence because there are cult...
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Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education, Alternative Measures for College Admissions
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in Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education (Buros Center for Testing), 47 mins
This is an intermediate-level presentation.SAT/ACT scores, HSGPA, biodata, and situational judgment tests were correlated with college GPA, self-reported performance, organizational citizenship behavior, and class absenteeism. SAT/ACT and HSGPA were best correlated with college GPA, but alternative predictors best...
in Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education (Buros Center for Testing), 47 mins
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Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education, Future of Cognitive Admissions Tests
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in Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education (Buros Center for Testing), 46 mins
This introductory-level presentation will trace the changing nature of admissions tests historically as they have progressively transformed from ability tests to tests of academic achievement to an increasing degree. It will have three foci: test administration and scoring, the content of the examinations, and som...
in Improving Admissions And Learning In Higher Education (Buros Center for Testing), 46 mins
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Cultural And Linguistic Considerations When Developing, Adapting, And Validating Measures, Developing Methodologies for the Fair Testing of Linguistically Diverse Populations: Problems and Solutions
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This introductory-level presentation will discuss emerging methodologies that address the intersection of culture, language, and testing as critical to fairly assessing students classified as English learners (ELs). These new developments build on current knowledge from the fields of psychometrics, sociolinguistic...
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Cultural And Linguistic Considerations When Developing, Adapting, And Validating Measures, The Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix and English Learners: An Evidence-Based Application of Research into Practice
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The use of standardized tests of cognitive ability with English learners has long been recognized as a problem. Yet, the various solutions proposed over the past century to manage fairness (e.g., modifications/alterations to standard protocol, nonverbal assessment, testing in the dominant language) have all proven...
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Evaluating Test Quality: Advice From Mental Measurements Yearbook Reviewers, Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools: Issues and Implications for Clinical and School Psychologists
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Settings in which screening and progress measures are used vary as does the purpose of the assessment. School psychologists may use measures to determine the need for additional assessment, or in the case of an omnibus instrument, as an evaluation of social-emotional functioning that is required as part of eligibi...
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Evaluating Test Quality: Advice From Mental Measurements Yearbook Reviewers, The Argument-based Approach to Validation
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In his intermediate-level lecture, Dr. Michael Kane will discuss how explicit recognition of the inferences and assumptions underlying the interpretation and use of test scores can guide the process of validation by identifying which kinds of evidence are needed to evaluate the claims being made.
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