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EDF6511 - Cognitive, personality and educational assessment

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr J Roodenburg


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Intellectual, academic, personality and psychopathology assessment of children from pre-school age to adulthood. Practice in the administration, scoring and interpretation of a range of psychological tests. Limitations of such tests. How to report findings. Relevant cultural, ethical and professional issues.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the professional, ethical, cultural and psychometric issues which arise when assessing and reporting on the intellectual and academic abilities, personality and psychopathology of individuals across the lifespan; knowledge of basics of psychological test construction; initial skills in administration and scoring of intelligence tests, psychopathology and personality instruments, behavioural checklists and tests of academic attainment suitable for use with individuals and groups across the lifespan; basic skills in the administration and scoring of tests for individuals with sensory and neurological deficits; an ability to select appropriate means of assessment for individuals of different ages and deficits and to report their conclusions accurately and concisely.


Class presentation and two minor assessment tasks (2000 words each)
one major assessment task (4000 words)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Successful completion of an Australian Psychological Society (APS) accredited four year sequence in psychology and enrolment in MPsych (Educational and Developmental).