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Psychological Assessments

Assessment reports come in a variety of formats (e.g., graphs, percentiles, graphics, t-scores, gender specific or combined norms, narrative descriptions). Reflecting on the reports received for the assessment tools you've completed or reviewed, can you discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different types of reports.

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The goal of the psychological assessment report is to transform what may appear to be complex and confusing information into meaningful data. On this basis the report needs to be written in clear and communicative "digestive" material, particularly raw data (Kellerman & Burry, 1997). In Psychological reports, the term format refers to the form structure, arrangement and lay out of test material. For instance, in addition to account for concerns of reliability, and validity of a test, reports will be generated using a variety of assessment measures. For example, when reporting the results of a norm-referenced test, the test-taker' raw score can be used to compare the reference group. One measure is the percentile rank. The percentile rank reports the percentage of test-takers with ...

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This solution descibes various assessments and discusses their advantages and disadvantages.