Singapore University of Social Sciences

Psycho-Educational Assessment (PSY356)

Synopsis

Psycho-educational assessment serves an important function in facilitating the identification and resolution of issues relevant to educational placement and general well-being. This course will provide a conceptual framework for understanding and using the results of procedures for assessing the following key domains of functioning: intellectual ability, academic achievement, behaviour, personality. Selected test instruments will be introduced for each domain, and ethical and culturally sensitive assessment practices will be highlighted.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Testing versus Assessment
  • Ethics and Cultural Sensitivity in Assessment
  • Psychological/Psycho-educational Reports
  • Assessment of Intellectual and Academic Functioning
  • Assessment of Behavioural Functioning
  • Assessment of Personality

Learning Outcome

  • Differentiate between psychological/ psycho-educational testing and psychological/ psychoeducational assessment.
  • Indicate the key features/functions of each assessment procedure/tool introduced in the course.
  • Appraise the ethical and cultural issues pertaining to the practice of assessment.
  • Recommend relevant assessment data that need to be gathered, and procedures for doing so.
  • Examine the key content recorded in a psychological/psycho-educational report.
  • Illustrate the typical framework and key functions of psycho-educational assessment.
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