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Instructions: Final Analysis of Selected Test
- For this assessment, you will select one of the three tests you have reviewed in previous assessment and defend your selection based on the synthesis of your previous research and the application of ethical principles and multicultural assessment practices.Introduction
In this assessment, you will select one of the three tests you reviewed in the previous assessments and defend your selection based on a synthesis of your previous research and the application of ethical guidelines and multicultural assessment practices.Preparation
Download the Assessment 4 Template: Final Analysis of Selected Test [DOCX] to your computer and use it for the basis of your assessment. The template contains instructions to guide you through each element of the assessment.This assessment is a culmination of the previous assessments you have completed during this course and the application of APA ethical principles and multicultural assessment practices. In this assessment, you will select one of the three tests you have reviewed in previous assessments and defend your selection based on the synthesis of your previous research. In addition, you will apply APA ethical and multicultural assessment practices to your selected test and propose steps to adhere to these practices in one’s specialization or a related profession.Instructions
- Select one of the three tests you reviewed for the previous assessments. Defend your decision to select this test over the other two tests based on a synthesis of all 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 of the elements researched.
- Locate research evidence of fairness and test bias for ?your selected test. If the research or reviews do not address fairness or test bias in any way, then you will need to cite the references you reviewed and note that they were lacking in addressing fairness or bias, drawing appropriate conclusions for when a test is lacking such evidence.
- Note: The articles you need to complete this assessment 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 List of Tests by Type [DOCX]. Note which tests have been designated as acceptable for searching prior test editions.
- Identify multicultural assessment practices and guidelines that should be followed when administering, scoring, and interpreting your selected test. You may use the following source or other articles on multicultural assessment practices you have located through your research.
- Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests. (2016). Testing and assessment with persons and communities of color [PDF]. American Psychological Association.
- Apply APA ethical principles on assessment practices (9.01 through 9.11) to your selected test. For each ethical principle, explain how you would follow each ethical principle if you were using your selected test in your specialization or a related profession.
- Note: Be sure to use the Assessment 4 Template: Final Analysis of Selected Test [DOCX].?Requirements
- Template: Assessment 4 Template: Final Analysis of Selected Test [DOCX] to complete the assessment.
- APA 7th ed. : Formatting Your Student PaperAPA has updated the APA manual in the new 7th ed. This guide aims to highlight major changes regarding citations in the new edition, and include citations specifically focused toward students using APA.Getting Started with the 7th ed. APA Publication ManualFormatting Your Student PaperCiting Sources: In-Text Citation & Reference ListStudent Paper Required Elements in APAPlease Note: The following APA guide for paper formatting & required elements is geared toward student papers, not professional papers being submitted for publication. For specific formatting guidelines for professional papers, please see Chapter 2: Paper Elements and Format, Section 2.1, starting on pg. 29 for Professional Paper Required Elements.Student Paper Required Elements (see Section 2.2 in APA manual)Title page (see Sections 2.3-2.6 in APA manual)Page numbers (see Section 2.18 in APA manual)Body text (see Section 2.11 in APA manual)& Reference list (see Section 2.12 in APA manual)(you may also have Tables & Figures (see Chapter 7) and/or Appendices (see Section 2.14))Student papers typically will not include a running head, author note, or abstract. Professors may request these elements in papers periodically, so follow guidelines requested by the course instructor.Title Page Title page setup is covered in Section 2.3 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh EditionIn the title page, include the following:Author names (the byline)Author affiliationCourse number and nameInstructor nameAssignment due datePage numberPage HeaderPage headers are covered in Section 2.18 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh EditionThe page header appears within the top margin of every page of the paper.For student papers, the page header consists of the page number only.For professional papers, the page header consists of the page number and running head.Page NumbersFollow these guidelines to include page numbers in both student and professional APA Style papers:Use the page-numbering function of your word-processing program to insert page numbers.Insert page numbers in the top right corner. The page number should show on all pages.The title page carries page number 1.Body textMargins: Use 1-in. margins on every side of the page for an APA Style paper. More details about margins can be found here.Font: A variety of fonts are permitted in APA Style papers. Font options include the following:sans serif fonts such as 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, or 10-point Lucida Sans Unicodeserif fonts such as 12-point Times New Roman, 11-point Georgia, or normal (10-point) Computer Modern (the default font for LaTeX)We recommend these fonts because they are legible and widely available and because they include special characters such as math symbols and Greek letters. For more details about font click here.Line spacing: In general, double-space all parts of an APA Style paper, including the abstract; text; block quotations; table and figure numbers, titles, and notes; and reference list (including between and within entries). Do not add extra space before or after paragraphs. See exceptions and more details about line spacing here.Paragraph Alignment & Indentation: Align text to the left. All new paragraphs in the body of the paper should receive an indention of 0.5 in. You may use the tab key after starting each new paragraph for consistency. For more details on paragraph alignment and indentation, click here.Section HeadingsHeadings are covered in Sections 2.26 and 2.27 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh EditionFormat of HeadingsThe following table demonstrates how to format headings in APA Style.LevelFormat1Centered, Bold, Title Case Heading Text begins as a new paragraph.2Flush Left, Bold, Title Case Heading Text begins as a new paragraph.3Flush Left, Bold Italic, Title Case Heading Text begins as a new paragraph.4 Indented, Bold, Title Case Heading, Ending With a Period. Text begins on the same line and continues as a regular paragraph.5 Indented, Bold Italic, Title Case Heading, Ending With a Period. Text begins on the same line and continues as a regular paragraph
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