MEC 7701 Testing, Measurements, and Research in School Counseling

This course is designed to prepare future school counselors to analyze and understand the scope and purposes of testing programs and the process of test administration. Candidates will explore commonly used assessment instruments that address learner aptitude, achievement, interest, intelligence, content areas, and traits like self-esteem, values, and modalities to help in the decision making process. Statistics necessary to understand and interpret test and research data will be examined. Candidates will learn how to gather information through research, such as questionnaires and follow-up studies. The methods for analyzing the data and reporting the results will be described. The use of computers and other technology in scoring and interpreting tests and other research data will be explored. An individual research project is required.




College Level=Graduate, MED 6102