Offering a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics, this practical book includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues, using real-life examples and situations students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools further the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. Now aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Fifth Edition offers new and expanded content throughout.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
Updated chapters reflect changes to align with the newly published Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (APA, AERA, and NCME, 2014).
A rewritten Chapter 14 provides much more detail on how tests are used in clinical and counseling settings.
New content includes discussion of key standards in test development and expanded coverage of common statistical techniques used in testing; APA’s position on high-stakes testing; more in-depth coverage of the concept of fairness in testing and test-taker rights and responsibilities; the issue of faking on personality tests; and more.
A new Student Study Guide is also available with the text and provides opportunities for hands-on learning.
FREE online instructor and student resources include a test bank, PPT slides, a personalized action plan, quizzes, mobile-friendly eFlashcards, and more.
Section previews and concept maps provide written and graphic overviews of the contents of each text section.
For Your Information boxes throughout each chapter supplement coverage of particular topics.
In the News boxes feature testing stories from the print news media, such as the 2009 Supreme Court decision in the Ricci v. DeStefano case on reverse discrimination.
On the Web boxes provide online resources of related topics, such as test security and the availability of test stimuli.
Interim Summaries highlight important and often misunderstood information and help focus students on key points.
Table of Contents Section 1: Overview of Psychological Testing
Chapter 1: What Are Psychological Tests?
Chapter 2: Why Is Psychological Testing Important
Chapter 3: Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Use Psychological Tests?
Chapter 4: How Does Computerized Testing Work?
Section II: Psychometric Principles
Chapter 5: How Do Test Users Interpret Test Scores?
Chapter 6: What Is Test Reliability/Precision?
Chapter 7: How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on the Content of a Test?
Chapter 8: How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on Test-Criterion Relationships
Chapter 9: How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on a Test’s Relation to Constructs?
Section III: Developing and Piloting Surveys and Psychological Tests
Chapter 10: How Do We Construct, Administer, and Use Survey Data?
Chapter 11: How Do We Develop a Test?
Chapter 12: How Do We Assess the Psychometric Quality of a Test?
Section IV: Using Tests in Different Settings
Chapter 13: How Are Tests Used in Educational Settings?
Chapter 14: How Are Tests Used in Clinical and Counseling Settings?
Chapter 15: How Are Tests Used in Organizational Settings?
Leslie A. Miller - Consultant, LanneM TM LLC, Florida, USA Robert L. Lovler - Senior Vice President, Global HR, Wilson Learning Corp.