Ch 8: Interpreting Assessments & Emotional Impairment Reports

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In this helpful chapter, you'll learn more about how to interpret assessments and emotional impairment reports. This comprehensive study guide is a great way to prepare for an exam or finish your homework, as it contains user-friendly video and text lessons and multiple-choice quizzes.

Interpreting Assessments & Emotional Impairment Reports - Chapter Summary

When you review this chapter, you'll find short lessons covering the interpretation of assessments and emotional impairment reports. The process of summarizing the basic statistics of score distribution and comparing those test scores to a larger population are explained fully in this chapter. Once you've completed these lessons, you should understand how to:

  • Use bell curves and standard deviation for assessment
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of criterion- and norm-referenced scoring
  • Utilize median, mode and mean for assessment
  • Discuss the standardization of psychological tests
  • Interpret IQ scores correctly
  • Share assessment results with stakeholders and students
  • Explain the components of an emotional impairment assessment report
  • Identify the over-representation of diverse students with emotional impairments

Even challenging topics are easy to understand with help from the lessons found here, all written by professional instructors. You'll gain confidence as you study our video and text lessons, take the short self-assessment quizzes and utilize the printable lesson transcripts. Work at your own pace and feel free to contact an instructor through the Dashboard with any questions you might have.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Interpreting Assessments & Emotional Impairment Reports
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Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

1. Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

Summarizing test results is a critical component of the assessment process. In order for results to be used effectively, they must be summarized in a way that allows educators to compare the achievement of one student to others. This lesson will describe the first step in summarizing results: understanding the basic statistics of score distribution.

Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population

2. Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population

Assessment results can yield valuable information about the individual test-taker and the larger population of test-takers. This lesson will describe how to compare test scores to a larger population by explaining standard score, stanines, z-score, percentile rank and cumulative percentage.

Using Standard Deviation and Bell Curves for Assessment

3. Using Standard Deviation and Bell Curves for Assessment

When a teacher gives an exam in class, how does she decide if the test scores were good or bad? This lesson focuses on classroom assessment, specifically how to analyze the variability of scores within a given group of students. We'll discuss both standard deviation and bell curves.

Norm- vs. Criterion-Referenced Scoring: Advantages & Disadvantages

4. Norm- vs. Criterion-Referenced Scoring: Advantages & Disadvantages

Assessment results allow educators to make important decisions about students' knowledge, abilities and future educational potential. There are multiple ways to summarize and interpret assessment results. This lesson will discuss ways to summarize norm-referenced assessments and criterion-referenced assessments.

Using Mean, Median, and Mode for Assessment

5. Using Mean, Median, and Mode for Assessment

How does a teacher decide what is a good exam score and what is a bad one? This lesson focuses on classroom assessment, but instead of different types of assessment (such as essay versus true/false questions), we'll discuss statistical methods for summarizing scores on any form of testing. Specifically, this lesson covers the statistical tools known as the mean, median and mode.

Standardization and Norms of Psychological Tests

6. Standardization and Norms of Psychological Tests

Many psychological tests, including intelligence tests, are about comparing your score to others' scores to see how you did. Watch this lesson to find out about two important concepts in psychology: standardization and norms.

Methods of Measuring Intelligence: Interpreting IQ Scores & Score Range

7. Methods of Measuring Intelligence: Interpreting IQ Scores & Score Range

You've probably heard of 'IQ,' but do you really know what it means? This lesson covers the history and theory behind the famous idea of an intelligence quotient (including the inventor of IQ, Alfred Binet), and will help you learn how to understand and interpret IQ scores.

Sharing Assessment Data with Students & Stakeholders

8. Sharing Assessment Data with Students & Stakeholders

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the misunderstandings stakeholders have about testing and score reports to identify ways that teachers can prepare to communicate outcomes of student assessments with students, parents, and colleagues.

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