- Identify the federal guidelines—statutory, case law, and APA—for psychological tests.
- Describe some of the cases influential in bringing about the federal government’s involvement in the use of tests in the forensic setting.
- Determine the effect of the federal guidelines in ensuring whether assessment reports are accurate and unbiased.
One to two pages is all it has to be with APA format and references.
(APA is American Psychological Association.)
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Identified and described the federal guidelines for psychological tests.||32|
|Identified and described some of the cases influential in bringing about the federal government’s involvement in the use of tests in the forensic setting.||28|
|Analyzed the effect of the federal guidelines in ensuring whether assessment reports are accurate and unbiased.||28|
|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.|
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