ERIC Number: ED426329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-18
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Using the Internet To Enhance Test Interpretation.
Sampson, James P., Jr.
The Internet is now adding the potential for remote delivery of test administration, scoring, profiling, report writing, and multimedia functions, as well as cost-effective capability in communication and links to related information. Using the Internet to enhance test interpretation is the focus of this paper. A review of potential Internet applications in test interpretations is provided. One important advantage of using the Internet as a test interpretation resource is the ease with which the interpretive data can be kept current. Client preparation for test interpretation, generalized test interpretation, specific test interpretation, and supervision are covered. All of these applications can be accomplished with technology that is currently available. Computer-based test interpretation, two-way videoconferencing, moderated list servers, moderated computer conference, and follow-up resource links are potentially powerful features of the Internet available to test users. Issues discussed associated with Internet use in test interpretation include inappropriate use of counselor-mediated assessment, relationship issues, ethical issues, credentialing, and counselor training. Given the general direction of change, it would seem wise to experiment with appropriate applications of this technology and proactively deal with potential limitations while there is still time to shape the early adoption of the Internet in testing. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Plenary paper presented at the ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services Conference: "Assessment '98: Assessment for Change-Changes in Assessment" (St. Petersburg, FL, January 16-18, 1998).