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For example, a counselor who believes that a student is failing in school because of lack of ability should also consider other factors, such as health, personal or family problems, and study skills, that may be affecting academic performance. ✓ Treat all assessments as tentative. As additional data become available, the counselor should be ready to revise the assessment. ✓ Keep in mind the regression effect when interpreting very high or very low scores, all of which are influenced to some extent by chance factors.
For this reason, it is often helpful to test a client more than once. ✓ Become familiar with the condition or issue being assessed. Make use of base rates (frequency of occurrence of a particular behavior or diagnosis within a given population) in undertaking and forming an assessment. , 2002). ✓ Consider the influence of individual factors, such as age, gender, educational level, and ethnicity, on test results. Use separate norms that take such factors into account when they are available. ✓ Be aware of common cultural or personal biases that may influence assessment decisions.
Schafer, T. V. Trotter, & B. Webster, 2004, Professional School Counselor, 8, p. 27. Copyright 2004 by the American School Counselor Association. Reprinted with permission. No further reproduction authorized without written permission of the American School Counselor Association. ” can interpret scores from tests for clients referred to them by other professionals. Some of these instruments require advanced training beyond that obtained in most master’s degree counseling programs. 1 Assessment Across Counseling Settings For the last ten years in the career-service field, I have strongly advocated for the descriptive versus the prescriptive interpretation of psychometric-measurement instruments.