Assessment Methods

Assessment Methods

COUN 521 Psychological Report Grading Rubric – 180 points total

Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content

(70%)

Advanced

(92 – 100%)

Proficient

(84 – 91 %)

Developing

(1-83%)

Not present
Referral Question

 

9 points

 

The summary of the referral question is clearly stated, succinct, and accurate.

 

8 points

 

The summary of the referral question is reasonably stated, succinct, and accurate.

 

1 – 7 points

 

The summary of the referral question is minimally stated, not succinct, or accurate.

 

0 points

 

Not present

Assessment Methods

 

9 points

 

Titles of tests administered are clearly listed.

 

8 points

 

Titles of tests administered are mostly listed.

 

1 – 7 points

 

Titles of tests administered are not clearly listed.

 

0 points

 

Not present

Examinee Background

 

9 points

 

The summary of examinee background is clearly stated, well-organized, and highlights important information.

8 points

 

The summary of examinee background is minimally stated, mostly-organized, and mostly highlights important information.

1 – 7 points

 

The summary of examinee background is not clearly stated, lacks flow and organization.

0 points

 

Not present

Summary of Test Results 25 – 27 points

 

The purpose/intended uses, format, norms, and scoring of all tests are clearly and succinctly stated. Individual scale scores for each test are presented clearly and accurately.

23 – 24 points

 

The purpose/intended uses, format, norms, and scoring of all tests are reasonably stated. Individual scale scores for each test are mostly presented clearly and accurately.

1 – 22 points

 

The purpose/intended uses, format, norms, and scoring of all tests are not clearly stated. Individual scale scores for each test are not accurate nor clearly stated.

0 points

 

Not present

Psychological Impressions

 

42 – 45 points

 

· Meanings of all individual test and scale scores are interpreted accurately;

· Normative data are used appropriately and interpreted accurately;

· Interpretations are well-supported by the data;

· Test data is synthesized to formulate interpretations;

· Relevant biographical information is used to help formulate interpretations;

· Important patterns that emerge across data are emphasized;

· Significant inconsistencies across data are identified and a reasonable explanation for those inconsistencies is attempted;

· Interpretations are appropriately expressed as hypotheses rather than as statements of fact;

· Integrated interpretations show insight, sophistication, and originality.

38 – 41 points

 

· Meanings of all individual test and scale scores are reasonably interpreted accurately;

· Normative data are mostly used appropriately and interpreted accurately;

· Interpretations are have some support by the data;

· Test data is reasonably synthesized to formulate interpretations;

· Relevant biographical information is mostly used to help formulate interpretations;

· Important patterns that emerge across data are reasonably stated;

· Significant inconsistencies across data are mostly identified and a reasonable explanation for those inconsistencies is attempted;

· Interpretations are appropriately expressed as hypotheses rather than as statements of fact;

· Integrated interpretations reasonably show insight, sophistication, and originality.

1 – 37 points

 

· Meanings of all individual test and scale scores are not interpreted accurately;

· Normative data are not used appropriately nor interpreted accurately;

· Interpretations are not supported by the data; test data is not synthesized to formulate interpretations;

· Relevant biographical information is not used to help formulate interpretations;

· Important patterns that emerge across data are not emphasized;

· Significant inconsistencies across data are not identified and a reasonable explanation for those inconsistencies is not attempted;

· Interpretations are inappropriately expressed as hypotheses rather than as statements of fact;

· Integrated interpretations do not show insight, sophistication, and originality.

0 points

 

Not present

Conclusions and Recommendations 25 – 27 Points

 

· Referral question, tests administered, examinee background, and interpretations are concisely summarized and reflect key information presented in the report.

· Recommendation is stated clearly, explicitly, and not beyond referral question.

· Reasons for the recommendation are succinct and do not present additional interpretations not found in the body of the report.

· The reasons given for the recommendation are clearly and consistently tied to the referral question.

23 – 24 Points

 

· Referral question, tests administered, examinee background, and interpretations are reasonably summarized and mostly reflect key information presented in the report.

· Recommendation is stated mostly clearly, explicitly, and not beyond referral question.

· Reasons for the recommendation are mostly succinct and do not present additional interpretations not found in the body of the report.

· The reasons given for the recommendation are mostly clear and consistently tied to the referral question.

1 – 22 Points

 

· Referral question, tests administered, examinee background, and interpretations are not concisely summarized and do not reflect key information presented in the report.

· Recommendation is not stated clearly, explicitly, or not beyond referral question.

· Reasons for the recommendation are not succinct and present additional interpretations not found in the body of the report.

· The reasons given for the recommendation are not clear or consistently tied to the referral question.

Structure (30%) Advanced Proficient  

Developing

 

Not present

Paper: Grammar and Spelling

 

25 – 27 points

Spelling and grammar are correct. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Paragraphs contain appropriately varied sentence structures.

23 – 24 points

Spelling and grammar has some errors. Sentences are presented as well. Paragraphs contain some varied sentence structures.

1 – 22 points

Spelling and grammar errors distract. Sentences are incomplete or unclear. Paragraphs are poorly formed.

0 points

Not present

Paper:

Length and APA Formatting

25 – 27 points

 

Paper is clearly written in a narrative form. Paper is 7 pages in length. Paper accurately follows the psychological report sample paper displayed on Blackboard.

23 – 24 points

 

Paper is reasonably written in a narrative form. Paper is 6 pages in length. Paper mostly follows the psychological report sample paper displayed on Blackboard.

1 – 22 points

 

Paper is minimally written in a narrative form. Paper is 5 pages or less in length. Paper does not follow the psychological report sample paper displayed on Blackboard.

 

0 points

 

Not present

Total Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
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