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Part 1. The Minority Testing Bias Persists article calls attention to the fact that some tests may be culture-specific without even knowing it. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/test-bias-minorities_b_2734149

  • Discuss the implied message from this article and the need to identify underlying testing items that have subtle stereotypical wording or context that are culturally discriminatory in nature.
  • Discuss effective measures that can address these issues based on your readings for this unit and personal professional behavior.
  • What impact does culture have on the process of psychological assessment and influence diagnosis on verbal communication, and on nonverbal communications?

Part 2. Issues with ethics, legal, socio-cultural, and personal biases affecting diagnostic, treatment and selection process. 

  • Discuss with examples, the role of ethics, legal, socio-cultural, and examiner biases and how each influences the diagnosis, treatment, and applicant selection processes.
  • Explain each of the following forms of testing issues:
    • Discrimination
    • Culture and language barriers
    • American Disability Act (ADA) 
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

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PS505 Unit 6 Assignment Rubric Course: PS505 Testing, Measurement, and Assessment

Criteria 1 Level III 21 points

Level II 17 points

Level I 13 points

Not Present 0 points

Criterion Score

The Minority

Testing Bias

Article

/ 21 Assignment

discusses all of

the following:

● The implied and subtle

messages from

this article that

are culturally

discriminatory in

nature.

● Effective measures that

can address

these issues and

personal

professional

behavior.

● The impact culture has on

assessment and

influence

diagnosis on

verbal and

nonverbal

communications

Assignment

discusses all of

the following,

but lacks depth

or key details:

● The implied and subtle

messages from

this article that

are culturally

discriminatory in

nature.

● Effective measures that

can address

these issues and

personal

professional

behavior.

● The impact culture has on

assessment and

influence

diagnosis on

verbal and

nonverbal

communications

Assignment

meets 1-2 of the

following:

● The implied and subtle

messages from

this article that

are culturally

discriminatory in

nature.

● Effective measures that

can address

these issues and

personal

professional

behavior.

● The impact culture has on

assessment and

influence

diagnosis on

verbal and

nonverbal

communications

Assignment does

not meet

minimum criteria.

Criteria 2 Level III 21 points

Level II 17 points

Level I 13 points

Not Present 0 points

Criterion Score

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Criteria 2 Level III 21 points

Level II 17 points

Level I 13 points

Not Present 0 points

Criterion Score

Ethics, legal,

socio-cultural,

and personal

bias issues

/ 21 Discusses the

role of ethics,

legal, socio-

cultural, and

examiner biases

and how they

could be

associated with

the diagnosis,

treatment, and

applicant

selection

process.

Discusses all of

the following and

how they could

be associated

with the

diagnosis,

treatment, and

applicant

selection

process, but

lacks key details

● The role of ethics

● Legal biases ● Socio-cultural biases

● examiner biases

Describes 3 or

less:

Discusses the

role of ethics,

legal, socio-

cultural, and

examiner biases

and how they

could be

associated with

the diagnosis,

treatment, and

applicant

selection

process.

Assignment does

not meet

minimum criteria.

Criteria 3 Level III 14 points

Level II 10 points

Level I 8 points

Not Present 0 points

Criterion Score

Testing issues / 14Explain all four forms related to

testing issues:

● Discrimination ● Culture and language barriers

● ADA ● Title VII

Explain only

three forms

related to testing

issues:

● Discrimination ● Culture and language barriers

● ADA ● Title VII

Explain 1-2

forms related to

testing issues:

● Discrimination ● Culture and language barriers

● ADA ● Title VII

Assignment does

not meet

minimum criteria.

Criteria 4 Level III 7 points

Level II 6 points

Level I 4 points

Not Present 0 points

Criterion Score

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Criteria 4 Level III 7 points

Level II 6 points

Level I 4 points

Not Present 0 points

Criterion Score

Writing and

Mechanics

/ 7 Writing includes

all of the

following:

● Clear and logical

organization

paragraphs.

● Sentences are well developed.

● Uses correct grammar,

spelling, and

punctuation.

Writing includes

a majority of the

following:

● Clear and logical

organization

paragraphs.

● Sentences are well developed.

● Uses correct grammar,

spelling, and

punctuation.

Writing includes

less than half of

the following:

● Clear and logical

organization

paragraphs.

● Sentences are well developed.

● Uses correct grammar,

spelling, and

punctuation.

Assignment does

not meet

minimum criteria.

Criteria 5 Level III 7 points

Level II 6 points

Level I 4 points

Not Present 0 points

Criterion Score

APA Style / 7APA Style includes all of

the following:

● Clearly written in Standard

English.

● References or academic

sources as

required,

including in-text

citation(s).

● Paraphrased correctly and

accurately; direct

quotes used

minimally.

● Formatted correctly using

either APA style

or provided

template.

APA Style

includes a

majority of the

following:

● Clearly written in Standard

English.

● References or academic

sources as

required,

including in-text

citation(s).

● Paraphrased correctly and

accurately; direct

quotes used

minimally.

● Formatted correctly using

either APA style

or provided

template.

APA Style

includes less

than half of the

following:

● Clearly written in Standard

English.

● References or academic

sources as

required,

including in-text

citation(s).

● Paraphrased correctly and

accurately; direct

quotes used

minimally.

● Formatted correctly using

either APA style

or provided

template.

Assignment does

not meet

minimum criteria.

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Total / 70

Overall Score

Level III 57 points minimum

Level II 43 points minimum

Level I 1 point minimum

Not Present 0 points minimum