Part 1: Complete an assessment in your specialization area. Once you have completed the assessment, discuss your expectations for the assessment, the degree of complexity of the assessment items or questions, the perceived relevance of the assessment, and your anticipated results versus actual results (in general). Also, analyze the relevance to your specialization and ethical use of the assessment. Please note that you must take this assessment yourself. Do not administer the assessment to another person(s). Part of the focus of this assignment is to examine your own experience with, and reactions to, the assessment.

Part 2: Read the reviews of the assessment in the MMY, or from the Capella University Library, and perform the following actions.

Examine the key test measurement constructs of reliability and validity for the assessment. You will want to describe the methods used to acquire reliability and validity for the assessment.
Describe how results of the assessment are interpreted. For example, describe how scores are 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?
Analyze the effectiveness of the selected assessment tool in your specialization area incorporating a minimum of six scholarly research studies.
Based on the review of the literature, evaluate if the assessment is clear in its application of measurement concepts. Please use the Assignment Template listed under Resources to compose your assessment constructs paper.

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 3rd person (see handout in the Discussion boad).  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 5 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 APA 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.Consult your APA manual for proper examples on citing and referencing APA style

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