Assignment 2: RA: Test Assessment Analysis

For this assignment, you are to write a paper analyzing one test in each of the eight major assessment categories listed below.

You should utilize at least five sources from additional professional literature, relevant textbooks, and the Mental Measurements Yearbook for relevant information on these testing instruments. Your paper should be approximately 10 pages long (approximately 1 page per test).

Required Components:

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print can be found in the “M” section on the Find Articles and More page of the Argosy University online library. For each test using the Mental Measurements Yearbook, explain the following seven topics:

  • Test purpose
  • Uses, particularly in a forensic setting
  • Test development and history (any revisions made)
  • Normative information and test statistics
  • Applicable populations
  • Validity and reliability
  • Malingering or deception

When your paper is complete, you will have a discussion on a total of eight tests (one from each of the categories mentioned below). Be sure to choose just one test from each category and do not discuss more than eight tests. Also, do not include any tests that are not listed below.

Assessment Categories and Tests:

  • Mental Status Exam

Appearance, Motor, Behavior, Sensorium, Thought Process, Thought Content, Communication, Speech, Perception, Mood, Affect, Cognition/Orientation, Response to Proverbs, Estimate of Intelligence, Memory, and Insight

  • Substance Abuse
    • Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)
    • CAGE Questionnaire
  • IQ/Cognitive Functioning
    • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, 4th ed. (WAIS–IV)
    • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th ed. (WISC-IV)
    • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, 2nd ed. (KBIT-2)
    • California Verbal Learning Test, 2nd ed. (CVLT-II)
    • Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS)
  • Projective Personality
    • Rorschach Inkblot
    • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Objective Personality
    • Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
    • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III)
    • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  • Competency to Stand Trial
    • MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Criminal Adjudication (MacCAT-CA)
    • Georgia Court Competency Test (GCCT)
    • Competency Assessment Instrument (CAI)
  • Risk Assessment
    • Violent Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG)
    • Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide (SORAG)
    • Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)
  • Insanity/Criminal Responsibility
    • Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales (RCRAS)

Submission Details:

Academic Writing    Assignment 2 Grading Criteria  Proficient  Maximum Points    Select one Mental Status Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics. An appropriate Mental Status Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.  20    Select one Substance Abuse Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics. An appropriate Substance Abuse Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.  20    Select one IQ/Cognitive Functioning Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics. An appropriate IQ/Cognitive Functioning Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.  20

Select one Projective Personality Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics..

An appropriate Projective Personality Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.  20    Select one Objective Personality Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics. An appropriate Objective Personality Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.  20    Select one Competency to Stand Trial Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics. An appropriate Competency to Stand Trial Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.  20

Select one Risk Assessment Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics.

An appropriate Risk Assessment Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.  20

Utilize at least 5 sources from additional professional literature, relevant text books, and the Mental Measurements Yearbook for relevant information on the testing instruments.

An appropriate Insanity/Criminal Responsibility Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.  20    Utilize at least 5 sources from additional professional literature, relevant text books, and the Mental Measurements Yearbook for relevant information on the testing instruments.  Utilization of at least 5 sources from professional literature, relevant text books, and the Mental Measurements Yearbook were included.  20    Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  20    Total:   200

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