In this module, Cate discusses the validity of standardized tests and whether they measure what they claim to measure.
This module examines the role of standard error of measurement in standardized language and psycho-educational tests.
This module presents the next two of nine critical questions that must be asked during the caregiver interview.
This module discusses the necessary data and information that must be in every evaluation so that the administrator can feel comfortable giving the child an IEP or not.
This module sets the standard for a competent evaluation. Cate presents how to incorporate examples from the evaluation and parent interview into holograms in order to produce a quality evaluation.
This module explains that the administrator must be able to “see” that the child has a disability, based on the data and examples included in the evaluation.
This module further describes where clinical judgment comes from: Linguistic and cultural informants (e.g. teachers, parents, people from the speech community).
Now that viewers have completed the video module series and learned about the bias and psychometric flaws inherent in standardized tests, Cate asks evaluators to change the clinical practice.
This article demonstrated that despite the 10 years that had passed between the publication of McCauley and Swisher (1984) and this article, the vast majority of commercially available norm-referenced tests did not provide psychometric measures deemed necessary in order to establish a test as valid.
(McCauley & Swisher, 1984) Psychometric Review of Language and Articulation Tests for Preschool Children
This was one of the first of many articles publishing research demonstrating the severe limitations of using commercially available child language tests when assessing children for speech and language disability.