Clinical Assessments

Description
In this assignment, you will be comparing the constructs of two assessment tools. Use the Resources provided
and the University Library to complete the following:
Select an assessment tool from those listed in the Resources area and one additional assessment tool from the
literature using the Capella University Library. The assessment tools should measure the same construct. For
example, if you select the Beck Anxiety Inventory from the Resources area, you would want to select another
tool from the literature that also measures anxiety.
Examine the key test measurement constructs of reliability and validity for each tool, and compare these
constructs for each tool.You will want to describe the methods used to acquire reliability and validity for each
assessment and also discuss how the constructs relate to each other between the two assessment tools.
Describe how results on each assessment are interpreted. For example, how are scores interpreted in
comparison to group means and norms (for a standardized or norm referenced test) or to cutoff scores (for
criterion referenced test) How are scores on this assessment correlated with other tests that measure the same
construct
Incorporate a minimum of six scholarly research studies analyzing the effectiveness of each selected
assessment tool in professional settings.
Based on the review of literature, evaluate which assessment tool has clearer application of measurement
concepts.
Please use the Assignment Template listed under Resources to compose your Comparison of Assessment Tool
Constructs paper.
Assignment Requirements
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors so that the overall message is clear.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style.
Number of resources: Minimum of six scholarly resources (distinguished submissions will likely exceed that
minimum).
Length of paper: Six to eight double spaced, typed pages, excluding title and reference pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point