Identify your particular area of specialization and career goals, and the three tests you
will research and review
Purpose for Testing and Content, Skills, and/or Constructs Assessed
(Define the purpose for testing, the content and skills to be tested, and the intended test takers. Describe your findings for all three tests citing references. Use this section to introduce each test and report on each of the three elements: purpose, content and skills, and constructs assessed)
Normative Sample, Sampling Procedures, and Intended Population
(Describe the characteristics of the normative sample (standardization sample) in terms of age, race, geographic region, gender, dominant language, etc. What percentage of the normative sample consists of these characteristics (if available). Describe the sampling procedures (random, stratified, stratified-random, purposive, incidental). What was the size of the normative sample?
Evaluate each test’s normative sample based on the anticipated populations served by one’s specialization or related profession. Does the characteristics of the normative sample of each test adequately match the characteristics of the population that a professional in your specialization or a related field would likely serve? Do you believe that the sample size and procedures were adequate in order to generalize the test results to a population that a professional in your specialization or a related profession would likely assess? Omit these instructions italics before submitting your assignments
Test-User Knowledge, Skills, and Training
Describe the training, education, and/or skills required by the test user to administer, score, and interpret the test. Test publisher websites often include information on the qualification needed in order to purchase and use their tests. For example, Pearson Assessments, a large-scale psychological test publisher, has established a level system for test user qualifications based upon the education, training, and expertise needed to purchase, administer, score, and interpret each test. Qualification levels range from qualification level A (no special qualification needed) to qualification level C (a doctorate degree in psychology, education, or a closely related field). Omit these instructions before submitting your assignment.]
[Evaluate the required knowledge, skills, and training of test users based on the anticipated assessment training required of your specialization or the training of a related profession. Would you a professional in your specialization or a related field be qualified to administer, score, and interpret each test? Omit these instructions before submitting your assignment.]
Comparisons and Contrasts of the Three Tests
Compare and contrast the three tests based on these three elements (that is, 1–3).
Decide which test will be the focus of your course project, based on your evaluation of the three tests. Explain your choice. All future assignments will be focused only on this one test that you determine here.
NOTE: This is the most important part of the paper and as such must be substantial, comprehensive, and thorough. Several paragraphs are expected.
(A conclusion that summarizes what was introduced in the body of the paper with respect to the case study context, challenges, and interventions)
(At least 9; must include: three Buros MMY test reviews (one for each test); three test publisher Web sites (one for each test); three journal articles (one for each test).