This course is a 1-credit lab course designed to
be taken in conjunction with SPSY 545. SPSY 545 is
the first of a three-part assessment sequence.
SPSY 545 focuses on cognitive and academic
measures. This course is designed to prepare
students to (a) understand and learn the process
of assessment. The course format stresses the
formative evaluation of student progress toward a
criterion of competence. Students are expected to
master the administration, scoring, and basic
interpretation of specific cognitive and
achievement measures to a high level of mastery.
Additional training and experience will be
necessary, however, to further develop and refine
skills and to apply them to diverse individuals in
a variety of settings. Students demonstrating
initial competence following this course will be
ready for further training in individual
intellectual assessment in supervised practicum
experiences, but not for unsupervised/independent