ERIC Number: ED481472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Five Important Test Interpretation Skills for School Counselors. ERIC Digest.
Monetti, David M.; Hinkle, Kerry T.
This Digest outlines five skills that will increase the likelihood that school counselors interpret test information correctly. These skills are: (1) understanding what norm-referenced tests are and what they do; (2) understanding the properties of a normal curve; (3) knowing the properties of common score types; (4) recognizing the difference between percent and percentile; and (5) being able to translate from one standard score to another. Because of the increased reliance on norm-referenced tests in schools, it is essential that school counselors be able to interpret and explain test results accurately to various stakeholders. These five skills do not guarantee expertise, but do encourage minimum competence in interpreting norm-referenced tests. (SLD)
Descriptors: Counselor Performance, Counselors, Elementary Secondary Education, Norm Referenced Tests, Skills, Test Interpretation
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, College Park, MD.