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Write a paper 3 to 4 page paper (not including the Title Page and Reference Page) that discusses the following each item with regards to reliability and/or validity begin sure to cover each area:

  • Why is this important to testing and assessments?
  • Test-Retest Reliability – What is this and why is it important?
  • How would you improve Reliability and/or Validity with regards to Testing and Assessments?
  • What are Confidence Intervals and why are they important to Testing and Assessments?
  • What are the problems with Reliability and Validity?

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Grading Criteria

Content Criteria Total: 6 Points

Why is this important to testing and assessments?

Description of  Test-Retest Reliability – What is this and why is it important to guard with regards to standardized testing?

Discuss how you would improve Reliability and/or Validity with regards to testing and assessments you might use Professionally

Discussion of items is provided – as examples of Confidence Intervals and their importance

Issues/concerns are described – problems with Reliability and Validity?

Summary is provided –includes strengths and weakness of all items aove..

Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 2 Points

The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.

The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.

Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.

Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.

Spelling is correct.

Research Criteria Total: 2 Points

The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.

Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.

Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).

Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.

When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.

Style Criteria Total: 2 Points

The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).

The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment

The paper includes an APA style cover page.

The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).

The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).

The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.

The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.

The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.

Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.

The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).