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Psychology Notes Chapter 10 Assessment

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Chapter 10 Assessment Book Notes: Three broad types of measurements for assessments : 1. Objective Tests 2. Projective Tests 3. Behavioral Assessments Two qualities a test should have is reliability and validity Reliability – consistency – does is measure some characteristic in a consistent manner? o Test- retest reliability – you should be able to five the test to a person on 2 different occasions and the persons score on time two should be similar to the first score. o Split half reliability - taking a group of people test and split them in half- Goal is to determine if they performed equally. Validity – whether a test is measuring what it is supposed to measure. o Content Validity – if a test adequately covers a broad range of content for a given subject o Predictive Validity – test that are often used to make predictions about future performance. EX: SAT If a test is reliable it may or may not be valid, if a test is valid then you know it is reliable Aptitude Tests –tests whose result will be used to make a prediction about someone’s future performance. Ex: SAT,
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