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Computer Assisted Test Scoring Room

The Computer Assisted Test Scoring Room (EDUC 528A) contains four computers that are loaded with scoring programs. Please check with your instructor or clinic supervisor to ensure that computer-assisted scoring is allowed for your particular assignment. Also note that you, as the student and/or clinician, are ultimately responsible for all scores and interpretation of scores. Should you find an error in any computer scoring or interpretation system, please email both the ecp-amrc [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Assessment Materials Resource Centre Coordinator) and Course Instructor immediately detailing the issue. Although rare, errors have been known to happen. When used with appropriate care, professional judgment and supervision, computer-assisted scoring dramatically reduces error and scoring time.

Best practices and professional ethics are clear that computer generated interpretations and reports should be used with great caution and only in conjunction with professional judgment.

 

Reserving a Computer:

In order to use this room, please send an ecp-amrc [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) at least 2 days in advance to the AMRC Coordinator to reserve your key/computer. Scoring keys can be borrowed from either 11:00 - 12:30 or from 3:30 - 4:45 (i.e. during regular lending hours). Reserves should not be taken out of the building. You must return the room key personally upon completion and sign in the key to the Resource Centre Coordinator. The computers are loaded with similar programs and four people could conduct scoring at the same time.

SPECIAL RESERVATION OPTIONS FOR COUNSELLING MA2 STUDENTS: If you are a Counselling MA2 student who is offsite for your field placement from Monday - Wednesday, the following additional reservation option is available to you:You may reserve a computer scoring room key for up to six (6) days, dependent on availability. 

  •  You may reserve a computer scoring room key for up to six (6) days, dependent on availability.
  • The computer scoring room key must remain in the Education Building, stored in the student's assigned file in the lockers in B123-A.

Important Reminders:

  • Please close the door when using computer scoring. The computer screen will show confidential materials and exposure to hallway traffic needs to be minimized.
  • Some programs (e.g., BASC-II) save files with confidential information. These computers are considered confidential and technically part of the client file. Do not allow persons to access the Computer Assisted Test Scoring Room or view the computer unless they would otherwise have access to the confidential information.
  • You MUST erase these files upon completion to ensure that no one could have access to this information.
  • Enter the information using the confidential client code so the client’s anonymity is protected.
  • The computers are not connected to printers, so please bring a data key/personal memory stick or other media storage devise in order to save the results of the scoring. Most programs yield text files that can easily be converted to a word processing file.
  • Computers will accept your McGill sign in information to access the programs. Note that there will be a record of who has signed into the computers and when.
  • If the program requires a password, then the password for all programs is set as <McGill>.

In general, the computer assisted scoring programs are relatively intuitive to operate. A double click on the icon will launch the program. Every program has a help file that will guide and assist you through the process. Several programs have idiosyncracies that can create challenges. Specific instructions for each program are found below.

 

The software collection includes:

1. PsycCorp Center-II:

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—fourth edition (WISC-IV)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence—third edition (WPPSI-III)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test—third edition (WIAT-III)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – fourth edition (WAIS-IV)

2. WJ III NU:

  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability—third edition
  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Academic Achievement—third edition

3. BASC-II ASSIST:

  • Behavior Assessment Scale for Children—second edition

4. Q-LOCAL:

  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – second edition (MMPI-II)
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory – third edition (MCMI-III)

5. ADM (Assessment Data Manager):

  • ASEBA School-Age Forms & Profiles
  • Child Behaviour Checklist
  • Teacher's Report Form
  • Youth Self-Report

6. Strong Interest Inventory (Completed and scored online)

7. KeyMath3 ASSIST:

  • KeyMath3 Diagnostic Assessment

 

If you have any problems with the computer software, then please contact your course instructor directly for assistance.

You may also ask steven [dot] shaw [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Steven Shaw).

 

Step-by-Step Guide for Using Software:

PSYCH-CORP CENTER-II (Wechsler Tests Scoring Software)

Tests included:
  1. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - fourth edition (WISC-IV)
  2. Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence - third edition (WPPSI-III)
  3. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - third edition (WIAT-III)
  4. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - fourth edition (WAIS-IV)
Instructions:
1. Double click to open the program
2. Click 'examine list'
3. Click 'new examinee'
4. Enter name, date of birth, gender, client code
5. Click 'save' 
>You examinee should now show up in the list of examinees
6. Highlight name of examinee
7. Click 'new assessment'
    a) Choose from drop-down list which of the four assessments you want to enter complete
    b) A prompt will show up with two tebs on the left: administration info, raw scores
    c) Click administrative info: enter test date, examiner's name
    d) Click raw scores: enter all raw scores
    e) When complete, click 'save & close'
8. Click 'score & report'
9. Click on the type of report you want and click 'next'
10. Choose your participant and click 'next'
11. Select which assessments you want the report for (just one test, or , include both IQ & WIAT in the same report by checking off both tests)
12. Report options are pre-selected to include the most possible information, you can modify those as necessary, or just click 'next'
13. Click 'create report'
>Report should now pop up in Microsoft Word
14. Save report to USB key
15. If desired, delete examinee data
16. Close program
Deleting Files
1. Click 'examinee list'
2. Highlight participants name and click 'delete examinee'
3. Click 'yes' to confirm

WJ III NU (Woodcock-Johnson III Normative Update Scoring Software)

Tests included:
  1. Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability - third edition
  2. Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Academic Achievement - third edition
Instructions:
1. Double click to open the program
2. Click 'open existing database' and highlight WJ III NU database
3. Click 'new' on the right hand side
4. Enter name, date of birth, clilent code and click 'save'
5. Click 'add test record' and choose what type of assessment
6. Enter all raw data
7. Save and close
8. Highlight examinee name
9. Choose 'report' from top menubar
10. Click 'summary and score report'
11. Click 'age' and next'
12. Select optional scores you want included or just click 'next'
13. Select optional variation scores you want included or just click 'next' 
14. Select optional discrepancy scores you want included or just click 'next'
15. Choose standard report style and click 'next'
16. Click 'send to word processor'
> Report should now pop up in Mircosoft Word
17. Save report to USB key
18. If desired, delete examinee data
19. Close program
Deleting Files
1. Open maindatabase file
2. Highlight participant's name and click delete or press CTRL + D
3. Click 'yes' to confirm

BASC-II ASSIST

Tests included:
  1. Behavior Assessment Scale for Children - second edition

    Instructions:

    1. Right click on the BASC icon
    2. Click "Run as Administrator"
    3.  Click 'local network'
    4.  From the drop down menu, select "admin" as the username and enter password (safety) 
    5.  Click bottom right hand side "Add client/student"
    6.  Enter last name, first name, DOB, sex and click 'save'
    7.  Click 'add test record'
    8.  Enter test date and type of form filled out (i.e., teacher, parent, or self rating scale)
    9.  You will be prompted to enter furthur information based on the form completed, then clock 'save'
    10. Enter all responses individually using the key above the screen: 1 - Never; 2 - Sometimes; 3 - Often; 4 - Almost Always
    11. Click 'save' and if you choose to do so, click 'yes' to enter scores a second time for reliability check
    12. Cliick 'Report'
    13. Select report type
    14. Click 'preview'
    15. Save report generated in Report Viewer on USB key or on computer

Q-Local

    Tests included:
    1. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - second edition (MMPI-II)
    2. Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory -third edition (MCMI-III)

    Instructions:
    1. Insert Q-Local USB key to USB slot
    2. Double click on the Q-Local icon that is on the desktop
    3. Click 'enter assessment record manually'
    4. Choose assessment measure from drop-down menu (MMPI or MCMI)
    5. Enter all client information and responses (1=True, 2=False, 6=Married, 7=Single. If you enter an incorrect value, a pop up box will appear. Click on the link at the bottom of the box for a list of acceptable responses.)
    6. Click 'save' and then 'save report'
    7. Choose 'MMPI-2 Extended Score Report' from drop-down menu
    8. Choose 'send to file location' and specify the folder destination of the report file (desktop)
    9. Click 'continue'
    10. Click 'ok' on report status screen
    11. Save report on your own USB key

    Deleting Files:
    1. In the main screen click 'assessment records' from the lefthand menu
    2. Highlight participants name
    3. Click the garbage can icon on the top right
    4. Click 'yes' to confirm
    5. Click on the 'recycle bin' button
    6. Highlight participants name
    7. Click 'permanently delete assessment record'
    8. Click 'yes' to confirm

    ADM (Assessment Data Manager) 

    Tests included:

    1.  ASEBA School-Age Forms & Profiles
    2.  Child Behaviour Checklist
    3.  Teacher's Report Form
    4.  Youth Self-Report


    Instructions:


    1.  Double click to open the program
    2.  Click on File from the menu bar
    3.  Click on Open Catalog
    4.  Click on the New button at the bottom of the Catalog screen
    5.  Enter identification information for the new person. Click the save button
    6.  Click the Forms tab at the top of the screen to begin form entry
    7.  Click the New button to enter a new form
    8.  Select the form you want to enter from the displayed list
    9.  After entering the form, click the Score button to obtain profile
    10. Select to preview the scored profile, print it, or save it to file
    11. Click the Run button
    12. Use the Help button on each screen for specific instructions

    Strong Interest Inventory & Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

    Available at http://mcgill-ecp.careerid.com for EDPC 683 or http://mcgill-ecp2.careerid.com for EDPC 662.
      Instructions:
      1. Click on the link
      2. Enter a user name, in the form of 'firstname.lastname' and a password, then click 'I'm a new user'
      3. Click on 'Strong Interest Inventory and Skills Confidence' or 'Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)'
      4. Click 'begin' and you will be guided through all the questions
      5. Once completed, email your course instructor who can login to send you the results

      KeyMath3 ASSIST

      Tests Included:

      1. KeyMath3 Diagnostic Assessment

      Instructions:

      1. This software is only available on one computer. When you walk into the room, it is the only computer along the left wall.
      2. Right click on the KeyMath3 ASSIST icon
      3. Click "Run as Administrator"
      4. Click 'local network'
      5. From the drop down menu, select "admin" as the username and enter password (safety)