ERIC Number: ED457438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Communicating Assessment Results in the Counseling Interview.
Hood, Albert B.
Clients' recall and understanding of test interpretations are frequently incomplete. It has been shown that clients who receive test interpretations generally make greater gains in incorporating the results. This document presents a client centered approach to testing and interpretation. It explains how the client first participates in the selection of the general type of tests to be administered, and then with the help of the guidance counselor, learns how to interpret the test. This process helps reduce the chance of a client misunderstanding the test results or recalling them inaccurately. Test results in counseling constitute interventions that can facilitate change and lead to greater awareness, knowledge, and self understanding. This ultimately can lead clients to make more effective decisions. (Contains 20 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In its: Assessment: Issues and Challenges for the Millennium; see CG 031 161.