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Address the topic. Your original response should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned readings for the week. Remember, this is your chance to illustrate not only your understanding, but also your mastery of the materials for the unit. Use your words wisely so the posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Limit the use of direct quotes, and do your best to critically evaluate and synthesize the literature in your own words wherever possible. Make sure to include in-text citations and a reference list as appropriate.

Selecting an Instrument

Consider that you are a psychology professional, working in your area of interest in an educational setting (public or private school setting).

Pick one of the following instruments to consider while answering the questions below:

Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL 1 ½ - 5) (CBCL 4 - 18)

Adult Basic Learning Examination

American College Testing Program - A-C-T

Child Sexual Behavior Inventory

Connors Rating Scales, Revised (CRS-R)

Cooperative Achievement Test

Diagnostic Mathematics Inventory

Graduate Record Examination

Horn Art Aptitude Inventory

Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children - II

KeyMath Revised

Learning Potential Assessment Device

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Metropolitan Mathematics Instructional Tests

Metropolitan Readiness Tests

Miller Analogies Test

Quality of School Life Scales

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Seashore Measures of Musical Talents

SRA California Achievement Tests

Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test

Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test

Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test

Study Habits Checklist

Survey of School Attitudes

Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - II (WIAT-II)

What I Like to Do Interest Inventory

Wide Range Achievement Test - IV (WRAT-IV)

Woodcock Johnson - III

Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests - Revised

Locate appropriate support material in order to address the following:

What data regarding the reliability of the instrument is available (integrate major issues from Unit 4)?

What data regarding the validity of the instrument is available (integrate major issues from Unit 5)?

What is purported to be measured by the instrument?

In your specialty area, how would information from this instrument be employed to assist a client in an educational setting? Be sure to include references as appropriate.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to present what you know about a particular psychometric tool and present it from a perspective of a psychology professional. I suggest using a simple application and presenting your findings like this:

1. About the Inventory - 100 words
2. Reliability & Validity data & Issues of Measure - 150 words
3. Application - 100 words

This should cover the 350 words required of you. You can use the listed resources to further study the topic. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Instrument Review: Study Habits Checklist

The Study Habits Checklist (SHC), also known as the Study Skills Inventory (SSI) is a psychometric instrument that seeks to find out a student's study skills. A self-reporting instument, it is utilised by school and academic counselors to help students improve their studying capacities, skills and academic outcomes by looking at areas of excellence and seeking out areas necessary for ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) by presenting one of the named instruments (Study Habits Checklist) and providing information about what it is about, its application, issues in relation to validity and reliability. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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Setting and achieving goals
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