PSY-710B Cognitive Assessment
3 semester credits
The course will review psychometric theory, and cover cultural issues, biases, and theories of intellectual assessment. The course will also cover development and standardization of the WAIS. During the semester, a video on WAIS administration will be available for review and study. Additionally, during the semester, students are required to attend a 2 day inperson training seminar at the associated National Session (i.e., the National Session that occurs during the semester you are taking this course). This seminar will provide hands-on training in correct administration and scoring of the WAIS. Students must demonstrate proficiency in WAIS administration, scoring, and interpretation in order to successfully complete this course.
Co-requisites: Required co-requisite unless already completed: PSY-715A
Delivery Method: Blended
Grading Default: Letter
1. Know the basics of psychometrics, including test construction and test theory.
2. Be familiar with theories of intelligence, bias in intellectual assessment, cultural issues and controversies.
3. Be able to administer and score the WAIS.
4. Be able to interpret the WAIS IV full scale score, the indexes and the subtests.
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