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Interpreting Test Scores and Key Concepts from Standardized Tests

Course: #6155 Level: Introductory 1 Hour 61 Reviews

Many of the assessment instruments we use are norm-referenced tests that are standardized. There are certain statistical properties needed to understand the psychometric criteria of the tests, which is part of being an informed consumer. In order to interpret test scores correctly and summarize quantitative data about their clients or patients, speech-language pathologists must understand some fundamental concepts of descriptive statistics.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe basic concepts of quantitative data.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the standardization protocol of a test.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe normal distribution and the bell-shaped curve.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how to interpret test scores correctly.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify types of scores found on tests.


0-5 Minutes Introductions and learning outcomes
5-10 Minutes Overview and methods of assessment
10-15 Minutes ASHA statement of evidence-based practice and assessment
15-30 Minutes Describe reliability, validity & standardization
30-35 Minutes Describe normal distribution and bell-shaped curve
35-45 Minutes Types of scores found on norm-referenced tests (raw score, standard score, percentile rank, age equivalents, grade equivalents)
45-50 Minutes Standard error of measurement and confidence intervals
50-55 Minutes Examples with scoring and interpreting scoring
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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