PSAS 2020 - Session 1: Informal Assessment Tools and Norm-Referenced Tests

PsychConsult, Inc. invites you to the webinar Informal Assessment Tools and Norm-Referenced Tests, the first webinar in the PSAS 2020 Webinar Series!

 

Informal assessment tools may be either standardized or non-standardized methods and are not norm-referenced (Framingham, 2016).  These tools provide qualitative information about an individual (Leppma & Jones, 2013).  This seminar begins with a discussion on the nature and characteristics of informal assessment tools and the identification of several exemplars.  While these tools may not possess the same psychometric properties of standardized norm-referenced measures, they are a valuable part of data gathering in psychological assessment.  The session proceeds with a critical discussion that highlights the uses and value of including informal assessment tools in an assessment battery.

Norm-referenced tests are standardized psychological tests that are designed to measure a particular aspect of a person’s knowledge, aptitude, skills, attitudes, behaviors, state, and traits, in comparison with a defined group (Framingham, 2016).  This session aims to enhance the knowledge of participants in the selection and use of norm-referenced tests in a screening process.  The areas of strength and weaknesses of these scales, and how these are used to measure a person’s current functioning in different settings are also discussed.  Further considerations in the utility of these measurement tools in terms of their relevance and best practices are also covered.  

 

Title:  PSAS 2020 - Session 1: Informal Assessment Tools and Norm-Referenced Tests

Resource Speaker:  Dr. Maria Caridad H. Tarroja, PhD, RPsy

Event Delivery:  Webinar via Zoom 

Date:  October 3, 2020 (Saturday), 10am-12pm

Target Participants:  Registered Psychologists, Registered Psychometricians, Registered Guidance Counselors.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points:  TBA CPD Points for RPsy, RPm, and RGC

Rates:  Early Bird - Php 2,500 for all five sessions in this series until September 6, 2020 (Register here)
             Regular - Php 600 for individual session
             PAP Member - Php 550 for individual session
                 *This fee is inclusive of the seminar and certificate. Slots are secure upon payment.
                  Payments are nonrefundable and secured slots are non-transferable. 

 

At the end of this 2-hour webinar-workshop, the participants would be able to:

1. Explain the rationale and usefulness of informal tests and norm-referenced tests in psychological assessment;

2. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of some of the commonly used informal assessment tools and norm-referenced tests;

3. Describe the process of analyzing, interpreting, and integrating these assessment tools in psychological assessment, and

4. Identify and discuss ethical issues in the use of these assessment tools.

 

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