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. This course will help SLPs understand fundamental concepts of descriptive statistics so they can interpret test scores correctly and summarize quantitative data about their clients or patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the standardization protocol of a standardized test.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the different types of scores found on standardized tests.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain normal distribution and the bell-shaped curve.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction & Learning Outcomes|
|5-10 Minutes||Overview and Methods of Assessment|
|10-15 Minutes||ASHA Statement of Evidence-Based Practice and Assessment|
|15-20 Minutes||Describe Reliability|
|20-25 Minutes||Describe Validity|
|25-30 Minutes||Describe Standardization|
|30-35 Minutes||Describe Normal Distribution & 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||Summary, Q&A|
Carolyn (Carney) Sotto, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Carney Sotto is an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of assessment, speech sound disorders, phonetics, child language and literacy. She teaches these courses on-campus and through online distant learning education to students in New York, Israel, Rural Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky. She is past President of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA) during 2014-15 and was awarded both Fellow in 2008 and Honors of the Association in 2017 from OSLHA. She is the faculty advisor for the UC NSSLHA student organization chapter, which was recently awarded Chapter of the year at the 2017 ASHA convention. She is a frequent presenter to pediatricians, teachers, administrators and speech-language pathologists.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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