ERIC Number: ED480050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Broadband and Narrowband Measures of Mental and Behavioral Health: Counseling Assessment for Educators.
Conlon, Amy L.; Hansen, Jo-Ida C.
Assessment tools from the counseling arena can be useful in educational settings for developing effective instructional strategies and learning environments; identifying students who would benefit from referral to a mental health professional; and promoting student's growth and well-being by fostering self-awareness and identity development. In contrast to broadband instruments that provide information on a student's functioning in multiple domains, narrowband instruments provide more detailed information about a student's functioning within a particular domain or with respect to a specific problem. Combining broadband and narrowband approaches can be especially effective in offering both a general picture of a student's current level of functioning and specific information on any area in which a student appears to be having particular difficulty. This chapter provides examples of specific broadband and narrowband instruments that are commonly used in the context of counseling assessment. (Contains 52 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.