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CCE-806 Testing and Assessment in Career Counselling
Campus C3A
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Testing and Assessment in Career Counselling
Course Code CCE-806
Credit Hours 2-0
Pre-Requisutes Test administration, reflective expressional learning
Course Objectives
  • Identify the process of ‘when’ and ‘how’ to use different career assessment tools for self-exploration and career inquiries
  • Develop the ability to analyze and verify test results on the basis of test evaluation process
  • Review the concept of results’ interpretation and managing clients’ expectations
Detail Content
  • Prior experience /Introductory Session
    • Consideration of participants’ prior experience and understanding of career assessment tools, skills, aptitude and personality tests
    • Expectations from the course
    • Delivery methods and assessments
  • Role of assessment in career counselling
    • Definition of assessment in career counselling process
    • Reasons for selecting various assessment tools and tests
    • Ethics and issues of using assessment tools
    • Assessment outcomes in career counselling
  • Tools of psychometric assessment
    • Test
    • Interview
    • Portfolio
    • Case history
    • Observation
  • Evaluating the quality of assessment Validity
    • Content, Construct and Criterion-related Reliability
    • Test-retest, Parallel forms and Split-half -Spearman-brown formula Practicality
    • Availability of trained administrators, Cost of the instrument and Test selection
  • Guidelines for assessment interpretation
    • Each individual is unique
    • Variations exist among individuals
    • Direct participation in assessment
    • Limitation on accuracy
    • Encouraging positive attitude
    • Classification of Tests
    • Intelligence Tests
    • Nature of intelligence tests
    • Alfred Binet
    • Wechsler
  • Aptitude Tests
    • Different types of aptitude tests
    • Differential Aptitude Test (DAT)
    • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    • Academic Achievement Tests
  • Interest /Career Inventories
    • Strong Interest Inventory
    • Career Interest Inventory (CII)
    • Career Thought Inventory (CTI)
    • Career Attitudes and Strategies Inventory (CASI)
  • Personality tests and tools
    • What is personality test?
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
    • Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i)
  • Observation Instruments
    • Forms of observation
    • Rating Scales
    • Checklists
    • Inventories
    • Card Sort Technique
  • Systematic self-assessment
    • Questioning Techniques
    • Career exploration
    • Pattern Identification
  • Narrative techniques
    • Visualizations map
    • Self-reflection and assessment
  • Group assessment techniques
    • Sociometric techniques
    • The ‘Guess Who?’ technique
    • Communigrams
  • Computer assisted career assessment programs and websites
    • KUDOS
    • O*NET
    • My World of Work
    • Iseek Careers
    • The Career Key
Text/Ref Books
  • Cohen, R.J. &Swerdlik, M. E. (1999). Psychological testing and assessment: An introduction to tests and measurement. London: Mayfield publishing company.
  • Dawson, P. and Guare, R. (2010).Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (2nded). The Guilford Press
  • Durmmond, R.J. and Jones, K.D. (2009) Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals (7th Ed.).OH: Pearson.
  • Ebel, R.L (1991). Measuring Educational Achievement. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India
  • Gladding, S. T. (2007). Counseling: A comprehensive profession. Columbus, OH: Merrill.
  • Hays, P. (2007).Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy (2nd edition).  Amer Psychological Assn.
  • Hood, A. & Johnson, R. (2007).Assessment in Counseling: A Guide to the Use of Psychological Assessment Procedures (4thEd). Amer Counseling Assn
  • Milner, J. and O'Byrne, P. (2004).Assessment and Counselling: Theory, Process and Decision-Making. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Osborn, D. &Zunker, V. (2011) Using Assessment Results for Career Development (8th Ed.) CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Sanborn, K and Ricci, R. W. (2003).The Seasons of Your Career.NY: McGraw-Hill
  • Zunker, V.G. (2002). Career Counselling. Applied concepts of life planning (6th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2017
Faculty/Resource Person Name:                Dr Siham Sikander
Qualification:       PhD
Discipline:           Social Sciences
Specialization:     Medical and Human Sciences