Learning Exercise

Counseling Self-Assessment and Validity

Register on the website and find an assessment device and self-administer. Take note of the directions and how the assessment takes place. Consider the process of taking the assessment and how that might affected your assessment outcome and interpretation.


A selection of tests that students can take to get information about personality variables, aptitudes, and interests.... see more


Register on the linked website and find a testing instrument to give to yourself.  Be sure to keep a written record of what is was like to take the test, what your score was, and how the score is to be interpreted. 



Access to the internet and note taking tools

Learning Objectives

To experience being both the test administrator and the test taker

To consider the role of reliability and validity in test construction and application

To critique the relative strengths and weaknesses of an assessment device