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ERIC Number: ED057389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 9
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What Information do School and Clinical Psychologists Give to Individuals Evaluated? A Report of a Survey.
Vane, Julia R.
The author describes her success in reporting the results of psychological evaluations directly to the parents and individuals involved, but notes that some of her colleagues fear that such a practice might lead to misuse and misinterpretation. Her survey of 137 school and clinical psychologists, with regard to their practice of reporting test results to parents, adults and adolescents, indicates that the great majority of those responding rarely or never supply written reports. In addition, most rarely or never report intelligence test results in terms of specific numbers or give to those involved the same amount of information they would give professional colleagues, either in written or verbal form. The conclusion drawn is that many psychologists have interpreted the Code of Ethics to mean withholding IQ scores. The author suggests that such a practice can be damaging and recommends a change in psychologists' behavior. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY.