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    1. Assessment/tests/measures Semantics??

    2. Definitions Assessment -- the gathering and integration of psychological-related data for the purpose of making a psychological evaluation, accomplished through the use of tools such as tests, interviews, case studies etc.

    3. testing/tests -- the process of measuring variables by means of devices or procedures designed to obtain a sample of behavior -- instruments -- tools

    4. measurement -- assigning numbers or symbols to characteristics of people or objects according to rules. -- unit of measure

    5. Assessment Instruments

    6. Defining features of tests A sample of behavior obtained under standardized conditions. with established rules for scoring ** has norms or standards ** used to predict of nontest behavior

    7. Characteristics of Tests Standardized vs. non-standardized Individual vs. group Speed vs. power Objective vs. subjective Written vs. oral Verbal vs. non-verbal Cognitive vs. affective Achievement vs. aptitude Timed vs. untimed Criterion vs. norm referenced Summative vs. formative

    8. Assessment tools

    9. Apparatus Dartfish

    10. Computers in Assessment -- Administration -- Scoring -- Interpretation

    11. Project assignment 2 Apply the 11 characteristics of tests discussed in class to your selected test.

    12. Ethics of testing APA code of ethics