ERIC Number: ED442064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Technology-Delivered Assessment: Power, Problems, and Promise.
Wall, Janet E.
One role of counselors and educators is to use assessment in the service of students and clients. Under the right conditions and with proper use, using technology to foster assessment is a great way to go. This chapter focuses on the use of technology as a tool for testing and assessment. It emphasizes that to make proper use of technology tools, savvy counselors and educators need to: (1) understand the advantages and pitfalls of technology use, particularly as they relate to the use of assessment tools with clients and students; (2) follow the assessment standards and policies of applicable professional association; (3) use the best practices suggested in this chapter to better assure good service to their clientele; and (4) stay updated on topics related to assessment and technology. The chapter presents cautions and capabilities related to the use of technology with assessment. Standards and policies on assessment that have been prepared and endorsed by professional associations and organizations are provided, and various guidelines are outlined so that technology can be used with quality assessments for the purpose of aiding individuals in reaching for their goals and aspirations. The chapter also suggests ways of staying current within the field of assessment, particularly as it relates to technology. (MKA)
Descriptors: Computers, Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Internet, Standards, Technology, Testing
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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