Comparison of Assessment tool constructs

Resources

In

this assignment, you will be comparing the constructs of two

assessment tools. Use the Resources provided and the University

Library to complete the following:

  • Select
    an assessment tool from those listed in the Resources area and one
    additional assessment tool from the literature using the Capella
    University Library.
    The
    assessment tools should measure the same construct. For example, if
    you select the Beck Anxiety Inventory from the Resources area, you
    would want to select another tool from the literature that also
    measures anxiety.
  • Examine
    the key test measurement constructs of reliability and validity for
    each tool, and compare these constructs for each tool.
    You
    will want to describe the methods used to acquire reliability and
    validity for each assessment and also discuss how the constructs
    relate to each other between the two assessment tools.
  • Describe
    how results on each assessment are interpreted.
    For
    example, how are scores interpreted in comparison to group means and
    norms (for a standardized or norm-referenced test) or to cutoff
    scores (for criterion-referenced test)? How are scores on this
    assessment correlated with other tests that measure the same
    construct?
  • Incorporate
    a minimum of six scholarly
    research studies analyzing the effectiveness of each selected
    assessment tool in professional settings.
  • Based
    on the review of literature, evaluate which assessment tool has
    clearer application of measurement concepts.

Please
use the Assignment Template listed under Resources to compose your
Comparison of Assessment Tool Constructs paper.

Assignment
Requirements

  • Written
    communication:
    Written
    communication is free of errors so that the overall message is
    clear.
  • APA
    formatting:
    Resources
    and citations are formatted according to current APA style.
  • Number
    of resources:
    Minimum
    of six scholarly resources (distinguished submissions will likely
    exceed that minimum).
  • Length
    of paper:
    Six
    to eight double-spaced, typed pages, excluding title and reference
    pages.
  • Font
    and font size:
    Times
    New Roman, 12 point.

Template:

Abstract

The
abstract appears on a page by itself and is in single paragraph using
block format and is double spaced. The abstract is a summary of your
paper which allows the reader to quickly review what will be covered.
Limit the abstract to 150–250 words.

Unit
and Assignment Title

Start
writing your introduction here (1–2 paragraphs). An effective
introduction prepares the reader by identifying the purpose of the
paper and providing the organization of the paper. Please
double-space and remember to indent all paragraphs throughout your
paper. (Not block form!) Aim to keep your writing objective using
third person (see handout in the discussion board). Unless required
for the specific assignment, please do not include a Table of
Contents, as it is not APA style. Review paper guidelines on page
requirements and number of sources required (if provided). Unless
citing a classic work, aim to cite research articles and texts
published within the past five years. Please use headings throughout
your paper that are consistent with the paper’s scoring guide (that
way you ensure you are adequately addressing all required areas.)

When
you finish writing your paper, re-read it to check for errors and
make sure your ideas flow well. A helpful tip is to read your paper
aloud to yourself. If it does not sound right to your ear – it is
not working on paper! Please submit your papers to Turnitin (link in
the course homepage) to check for plagiarism. Also, remember as a
Capella learner you have free access through iGuide to
personal tutoring services with smarthinking.com.

Level
1 Heading: Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading

Review
the evaluation categories in the scoring guide to ensure you are
addressing the ‘Distinguished’ category for all sections of your
paper.

Level 2 Heading
(if needed): Flushed Left, Boldface, Upper and Lowercase Heading

For
papers in this course, this will likely be all the heading levels you
will need. You can review the APA Manual, 6th edition,
section 3.03 for more guidance.

Conclusion

Please
provide a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas of your paper.

References

Gladding, S. T., & Newsome, D.
W. (2010). Clinical mental health counseling in community and

agency settings (3rd ed.).
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

NOTE:

Consult your APA Manual for proper
examples on citing and referencing APA style. The Capella Writing
Center also has helpful tutorials. Below is a list of common errors;
please pay particular attention to:

  • Indenting.
  • Use of upper
    and lower case.
  • Italics.
  • Use of
    double-spacing.
  • Comma/period
    placement.

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