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An Empirical and Ethical Lens on Remote Administration of Standardized Tests (89 minutes) LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the status, strengths, and limitations of evidence regarding remote ability testing. 2. Explain how to differentiate types of construct-irrelevant influences, including those unique to teleassessment. 3. Discuss teleassessment through an ethical lens and become familiar with the intersection between ethics and evidence for practice. ABSTRACT: Interest and use of teleassessment for ability tests (e.g., cognitive tests) have increased dramatically during the past few years, with considerable attention given to remote administration during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This session explores the available evidence for the use of digital and remote ability measures, potential issues regarding the validity of those measures, and implications for psychologists engaging in direct service provision. Specifically, the discussion will focus on types of construct-irrelevant influences, with emphasis on those unique to remote assessment, and offer strategies to mitigate them. Finally, this intermediate session will be grounded in terms of ethical principles for psychological service provision. BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Ryan Farmer is an assistant professor of school psychology at Oklahoma State University. He received his doctorate in School Psychology at The University of Memphis in 2015, and completed his predoctoral and postdoctoral training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Farmer is a Research Associate with the Center for Family Resilience and serves as on the editorial boards for the Journal of School Psychology and School Psychology Review. His research interests include assessment science as well as meta-practice and science issues in school psychology. USER RATINGS: 4.1 out of 5 STARS (18) American Psychological Association (APA) Buros Center for Testing is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Buros Center for Testing maintains responsibility for this program and its content. National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Buros Center for Testing is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Buros Center for Testing maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (Provider #1113) New York State Education Department (NYSED) Buros Center for Testing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0187. There is no known commercial support for this program. INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS PROVIDED WHEN PURCHASED FOR A COURSE: PowerPoint slides References/additional readings Comprehension quiz with answer key Discussion questions Timestamps for presentation content For a brief preview of this video, click link below.VIDEO PREVIEW
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