Assignment: PSY 7610 CU Tests & Measurements Autism Selected Test Final Analysis Essay
Final Analysis of a Selected Test
This assignment is a culmination of the previous assignments you have completed during this course. In this assignment, you will synthesize your previous research as well as conduct research on the final element in the Code, Element 9. Element 9 states that a test user, “evaluate(s) the available evidence on the performance of test takers of diverse subgroups . . . determine(s) to the extent feasible which performance differences may have been caused by factors unrelated to the skills being assessed.” Together, the previous course assignments and this current one involving Element 9 will provide you with the data, research, and literature reviews across all nine elements of the Code to assist your decision-making process about the appropriate selection of a test.For this final assignment:
Locate reviews or research related to how Element 9 applies to your selected test. If the research or reviews do not address this element in any way, then you will need to cite the references you reviewed and note that they were lacking in in addressing this element, drawing appropriate conclusions for when a test is lacking such evidence.
Synthesize all of the data and information you gathered on your selected test throughout the course and identify highlights, both positive and negative, both advantages and disadvantages, according to all nine elements of the Code. See the link in the resources about the Meaning of Synthesis.
Evaluate your selected test based on these data and draw a conclusion about whether it is a test that you would select, recommend, or even defend, if necessary in practice. Note: You should not merely copy and paste your earlier assignments for the final paper. Instead you will be synthesizing the research you completed for each element into a summary of that element that you will offer in support of your final evaluation. (For example, note that the technical quality element (that is, Element 5) will be only a synthesis and evaluation and not a repeat of the annotated bibliography you completed in Unit 5.)
Identify the strengths or weaknesses for each element, and determine if the information about that element supports (or opposes) the use of your selected test in the field and population to be served.
Incorporate recommendations about ways to improve the selected test.
Review all of your evaluations for each element and recommended improvements to the test, and write an overall evaluation and determination about the use of your selected test. Would you recommend this test to a school district or business that you are employed as a consultant? Would you be able to defend the use of this test in a court proceeding?
Instructions for the content of the paper are in the template located in the Resources. Write your assignment using the u09a1 Assignment Template [DOCX].
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
References: A minimum of nine references. These may include journal articles, literature reviews, MMY reviews, and publisher websites. At least five of the nine references must be from professional journals. It is likely and appropriate that many of these references and citations were included in one or more of your previous assignments. Alternatively, you may want to supplement your paper with current, peer-viewed journal articles you located after completing an earlier assignment. Those inclusions would also be acceptable.
Length of paper: At least six pages (not including title page, abstract, or references).
Note: The articles you need to complete this assignment should be available inside the library collection. In future courses, you may use the Capella library’s Interlibrary Loan service to obtain articles outside of the collection, but you should not have to use the service for this course. In the event that you cannot find articles covering a newer test edition, please refer to the List of Tests by Type document in the resources. Note which tests have been designated as acceptable for searching prior test editions.Note: Your instructor may use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.
Joint Committee on Testing Practices. (2004). Code of fair testing practices in education. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/fair-t…
Final Analysis of a Selected Test Scoring Guide.
u09a1 Assignment Template [DOCX].
APA Style and Format.
Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education [PDF].
Database Guide: Mental Measurements Yearbook.
The Meaning of Synthesis.
Writing Feedback Tool.
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The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
The community health nurses practice is population-focused and, therefore, requires appropriate skills. One of the skills is community engagement and organizing. The community health nurse has to practice in collaboration with other agencies as equal partners (Dieckmann, 2021). Community empowerment is among the key goals of community health nursing. Through the empowerment, communities become more engaged in the decision-making process through an active participation approach. According to Melo and Alves (2019), there are nine domains that facilitate community empowerment. These domains include community participation, problem assessment capacities, local leadership, organizational structure, resource mobilization, links to others, ability to ask why, program management, and relationship with outside agents. All these domains form part of community empowerment. Through community empowerment, communities are able to actively participate in health promotion.
Resource mobilization is among the domains that are critical in examining the existence of resources. The first step in resource mobilization is an assessment of the existing resources. The assessment is critical in helping determine which resources are available and any existing gaps that require to be addressed. Based on this assessment, it is possible for the community health nurse to help raise the needed resources that are non-existent within the community. The resource assessment further helps the community health nurse effectively determine how the resources will be able to fit within the designed community health strategies. For example, the existence of religious leaders means that the community health nurse can partner with these leaders in helping reach out to the community members and raise awareness on the need for behavioral changes for health promotion. In the absence of such leader, the nurse might have to look for other community leaders or personalities that can appeal to the community.
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