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1 VB-MAPP and the Nine Elements Jordyn Gibbs PSY7610: Test and Measurements
2 Introduction During this class, we discussed tests and how they are measured. At the beginning of this class, I chose to pick from the behavior analytic skills assessment topic because I am more likely to implement one of those assessments in my career than any other assessment. By this, I chose the Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment Placement Program, VB-MAPP, which would be more beneficial for me in my career. The reasoning for choosing this skills assessment compared to the other behavior analytic skills assessments is because I want to work with early intervention clients and most of the clients that I work with currently are based on the VB-MAPP skills assessment. The VB-MAPP is a behavior analytic skills assessment that is an intellectual skills test that is designed for children with ASD and other intellectual disabilities for up to 4 years of age. In this essay, it will give a breakdown of the representation of each of the nine elements (Element 1: Purpose, Element 2: Appropriateness, Element 3: Materials, Element 4: Training, Element 5: Technical Quality, Element 6: Test Items and Format, Element 7: Test Procedure and Materials, Element 8: Modifications and Accommodations, and Element 9: Group Differences) and how it represents the VB-MAPP. The Code of Fair Testing Practice in Education Element 1: Purpose The VB-MAPP is designed for children with neurological development for up to 4 years in age. The VB-MAPP is a behavior skills assessment that contains a five-component program that is organized by three sections, Milestone Assessments, Barriers Assessments, and Transition Assessments, which can help identify where a child is developmentally and where they should improve for future assessments (Hausman, M. (2020, August 03). The VB-MAPP is divided into three levels of assessment, Level 1 focuses on early mand, motor imitation, independent play,
3 tact, echoic skills, matching samples, visual-perception, and listener response. Level 2 of the assessment focuses on samples from Level 1, intraverbals, linguistic skills, and classroom and group routines. In Level 3, it works on completing some of the skills provided in Level 2 but then expands into pre-academic skills like reading, math, and writing. Each level is divided into different age groups where the child should be developmental, Level 1 is birth to 18 months, Level 2 is 18 months to 30 months, and Level 3 is 30 to 48 months. Element 2: Appropriateness The VB-MAPP assessment contains 16 separate measures of language that are dispersed through each of the 3 levels. Each level is measured by age and where a neurotypical child is in their learning development. Level 1 corresponds skills from birth to the age of 18 months, Level 2 contains 12 measures that correlate from age 18 months to 30 months, and Level 3 consists of 13 measures from 30 months to 48 months. During these levels of assessments, it is using the

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