Quiz: Assessment in Counseling

Question 1 1 pts
Early interest in measuring intelligence dates back to the late 19th century when _______________ applied Darwin’s evolutionary theory to attempt to demonstrate a hereditary basis for intelligence.
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Alfred Binet

Francis Galton

Raymond Cattell

Théodore Simon

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Question 2 1 pts
Complaints about test use include all EXCEPT:
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Testing is an invasion of privacy.

Tests are gender-biased and use inappropriate language, examples, and illustrations.

Tests are culturally biased; they are unfair and discriminate against minority groups.

Tests do not demonstrate a master of competency; we must always rely on grades and diplomas.

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Question 3 1 pts
_______________ is a quick process, usually involving a single procedure or instrument.
Group of answer choices

Screening

Testing

Assessment

Psychological evaluation

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Question 4 1 pts
Which statement is correct?
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Assessment is only one part of the overall testing process.

Testing is only one part of the overall assessment process.

Testing integrates test information with information from other sources.

Testing must include psychological instruments.

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Question 5 1 pts
The first group intelligence test used in the United States military service was the:
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Armed Forces Qualification Test

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

Army Alpha Test

Army Beta Test

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Question 6 1 pts
Testing began in the United States:
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Around 2000 years ago

Around 500 years ago

Around 100 years ago

Around 50 years ago

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Question 7 1 pts
Which of the following statements is the most accurate?
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Assessment begins directly after the first face-to-face meeting with a client.

Assessment occurs only in the first meeting with a client.

Assessment occurs throughout the course of the helping relationship.

Assessment is only used to measure progress in treatment.

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Question 8 1 pts
Identify the correct order of the steps of the assessment process:
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Select and implement assessment methods; identify the problem; evaluate the assessment information; report assessment results and make recommendations.

Identify the problem; select and implement assessment methods; evaluate the assessment information; report assessment results and make recommendations.

Identify the problem; evaluate the assessment information; select and implement assessment methods; report assessment results and make recommendations.

Select and implement assessment methods; evaluate the assessment information; identify the problem; report assessment results and make recommendations.

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Question 9 1 pts
A client is assessed to determine a course of outcome that would improve his or her concerns or problems. In this situation, the purpose for assessment is:
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Screening

Identification and diagnosis

Intervention planning

Progress and outcome evaluation

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Question 10 1 pts
One of the first scales to differentiate between children who could or could not function in a regular classroom was developed by:
Group of answer choices

Alfred Binet

Arthur Otis

Théodore Simon

Edward Thorndike

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Question 11 1 pts
Which of the following is most likely to be concerned with using the results of a test to make therapeutic decisions?
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Test user

Test developer

Test reviewer

Test publisher

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Question 12 1 pts
Sue, a school counselor, is observing a student’s behavior in the classroom. She is monitoring how often the student gets out of his seat while working on a class activity. In order to record this behavior, Sue makes a check mark on a tally sheet to count how many times the student got out of his seat. Which observation recording method is Sue using?
Group of answer choices

Duration recording

Time sampling

Event recording

Self-monitoring

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Question 13 1 pts
When a test accurately measures what it is intended to measure it is said to have sound:
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Cost-effectiveness

Reliability

Consistency

Validity

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Question 14 1 pts
The most thorough way that counselors should assess an individual is by using:
Group of answer choices

Standardized tests

Interviews

Observations

Multiple methods

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Question 15 1 pts
Which of the following is the best example of a non-standardized test?
Group of answer choices

A multiple-choice test created by a teacher to assess how well his/her students learned the material covered throughout the semester.

An intelligence test used to assess for gifted placement in schools.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) used for admission to graduate school.

A well-researched depression inventory (e.g., Beck Anxiety Inventory) used to assess for anxiety in clients.

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Question 16 1 pts
Which of the following is NOT an important guideline for a successful interview?
Group of answer choices

Describe confidentiality and the limits of confidentiality within the interview.

Be alert to non-verbal behaviors.

Ask open-ended questions first.

Suggest possible responses.

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Question 17 1 pts
Karen is a mental health counseling student who is working on a research project with one of her professors. As part of this research, she is required to interview prospective participants. Karen has a list of fifteen specific questions that she must ask in the same order with each participant. What type of interview is Karen most likely using?
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Open-ended

Unstructured

Semi-structured

Structured

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Question 18 1 pts
Evadne, a teacher at an elementary school, is completing a rating scale for one her students. The teacher has often complained about the student to the school counselor, leaving a bad impression about the student on the school counselor. Which of the following rating scale errors is most likely to occur?
Group of answer choices

Severity

Negative halo

Social desirability

Response deviance

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Question 19 1 pts
Which of the following is the most frequent type of interview used by practicing counselors?
Group of answer choices

Open-ended

Unstructured

Semi-structured

Structured

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Question 20 1 pts
Which of the following is true about an unstructured interview?
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The interviewer is free to ask questions about whatever he or she feels is relevant.

The interview does not follow an agenda.

It has strong reliability and validity.

It relies on a set of specified questions.

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