ERIC Number: ED457429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Revitalizing the Assessment Course in the Counseling Curriculum.
Hood, Albert B.
Although critics claim that testing is no longer an important function of counselors, studies indicate that counselors in most settings interpret the results of psychological assessment instruments. Tests are increasingly being employed in an attempt to solve educational and social problems. In educational settings, the counselor is the professional most likely to have training in the interpretation of tests, and teachers and administrators frequently rely on them to do so. The assessment course in the graduate level curriculum continues to be necessary and must equip counselors-in-training for this function. The content needs to consider the many types of tests and test results administered for other purposes. It must be emphasized that counselors use tests primarily to assist individuals in developing their potential to the fullest. (Contains 26 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In its: Assessment: Issues and Challenges for the Millennium; see CG 031 161.