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Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision

Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision

Author: A. Jordan Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

The only pocket-size reference on supervising psychological testing and assessment In 2014, the American Psychological Association (APA) adopted a set of guidelines for clinical supervision for health service psychology. While technically covered by these guidelines, supervising clinical psychological assessment includes additional tasks (such as ensuring accurate administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests) and tensions. Supervisors must often instruct supervisees on the data-integration process--which can involve more direct teaching than standard clinical supervision--while encompassing the same interpersonal, therapeutic, and less structured guiding aspects as psychotherapy supervision. It is increasingly common to view clinical supervision in the assessment process and supervision of psychotherapy as two significantly different tasks. Surprisingly, there is very little training and guidance available on appropriate, effective, and beneficial methods of psychological assessment supervision. Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision seeks to remedy the lack of literature in this area, offering guidance on supervising psychological testing and assessment. This much-needed guide provides supervisors with authoritative, up-to-date information on guidelines relevant to assessment supervision. Additionally, detailed coverage of supervision of cognitive, personality/emotional, psychoeducational, neuropsychological, forensic, and therapeutic assessments, among others, provide supervisors with guidance and structure in the supervision process. Focusing on practical application, this book offers guidance on topics such as assessment models appropriate in different areas of assessment; diversity issues; evaluation and feedback of supervisee performance; and ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations relevant in each assessment context. An invaluable resource for practitioners, this book: Offers practical advice on supervising a wide range of clinical psychological assessments Includes contributions from experts in their respective subfields Provides guidance on incorporating new American Psychological Association (APA) and Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) guidelines into the supervision process Fills an urgent need for an up-to-date reference on assessment supervision Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision is a must-have reference for both psychology practitioners who supervise the assessment process and instructors of psychological testing and assessment.

Projections of Education Statistics 2026

Projections of Education Statistics 2026

Author: Education Department Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Projections of Education Statistics to 2026 provides projections for key education statistics. It includes statistics on topics such as enrollment, graduates, teachers, expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and expenditures of degree-granting institutions. In addition to projections at the national level, the report includes projections of public elementary and secondary school enrollment and public high school graduates to the year 2025 at the state level. The projections in this publication were produced by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to provide researchers, policy analysts, and others with state-level projections developed using a consistent methodology.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

Author: Carol A. Chapelle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Offers a wide-ranging overview of the issues and research approaches in the diverse field of applied linguistics Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that identifies, examines, and seeks solutions to real-life language-related issues. Typically occurring in situations of language contact and technological innovation, language problems range from explaining misunderstandings in face-to-face oral conversation to designing automated speech recognition systems for business. The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics covers the fundamentals of the discipline, introducing readers to the concepts, research, and methods used by applied linguists working in the field. This succinct, reader-friendly volume offers a collection of entries that cover a range of language problems and the analytic approaches developed to address them. This abridged reference work has been compiled from the most-accessed entries from The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (www.encyclopediaofappliedlinguistics.com), the more extensive volume which is available in print and digital format in 1000 libraries spanning 50 countries worldwide. Alphabetically-organized entries help readers gain an understanding of the essentials of the field by covering topics such as multilingualism, language policy and planning, language assessment and testing, translation and interpreting, and many others. Accessible for readers who are new to applied linguistics, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics: Includes entries written by experts in a broad range of areas within applied linguistics Explains the theory and research approaches used in the field for analysis of language, language use, and contexts of language use Demonstrates the connections among theory, research, and practice in the study of language issues Provides a perfect starting point for pursuing essential topics in applied linguistics Designed to offer readers an introduction to the range of topics and approaches within the field, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics is ideal for new students of applied linguistics and for researchers in the field as a first point of reference.

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Certification Kit Associate SOA-C01 Exam

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Certification Kit Associate SOA-C01 Exam

Author: Brett McLaughlin, Sara Perrott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2019

STUDY, PRACTICE, REVIEW! Take your learning to the next level with the NEW AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Certification Kit! Includes AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Study Guide, Second Edition, AND AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Practice Tests. About the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Study Guide: Associate (SOA-C01) Exam, Second Edition This comprehensive book guides readers through the role of a SysOps Administrator and helps prepare candidates to take the updated AWS Certified SysOps Administrator--Associate (SOA-C01) Exam. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator--Associate certification validates technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform. This Study Guide not only prepares readers for the AWS exam, but it makes sure the reader is ready to perform the duties expected of SysOps Administrators. The book focuses on the skill-set required of AWS professionals by filling in the gap between test preparation and real-world preparedness. Concepts covered include: Monitoring and Reporting High Availability Deployment and Provisioning Storage and Dada Management Security and Compliance Networking Automation and Optimization And More Readers will also have one year of free access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment and test bank, providing a suite of robust study tools including an assessment test, chapter tests, bonus practice exam, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms. About the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Practice Tests: Associate (SOA-C01) Exam This book provides seven unique practice tests, covering the seven AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) Exam objective domains, PLUS one additional practice exam, for a total of 1000 practice test questions. Coverage of all exam objective domains includes: Deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices Estimating AWS usage costs and identify operational cost control mechanisms Migrating on-premises workloads to AWS The practice test questions prepare you for test success. Readers will also have access to the online test bank, including all the practice test questions. Prepare smarter with Sybex's superior interactive online learning environment and test bank.

Practical Statistics for Educators

Practical Statistics for Educators

Author: Ruth Ravid Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2019

Practical Statistic for Educators - 6th edition - is a clear and easy-to-follow text written specifically for education students in introductory statistics and action research courses. It is also an invaluable resource and guidebook for educational practitioners who wish to study their own settings and for those involved in program evaluation. The focus of the book is on essential concepts in educational statistics, understanding when to use various statistical tests, and how to interpret results. The book introduces educational students and practitioners to the use of statistics in education and basic concepts in statistics are explained in clear language. All of the examples used to explain the use of statistics in educational research are taken from the field of education and serve to illustrate the various concepts, terms, statistical tests, and data interpretations that are discussed in the book. Formulas and equations are used sparingly and readers are not required to do any computations. The book also includes the topics of testing, test score interpretation, reliability, and validity. Chapter previews are provided, as well as succinct end-of-chapter summaries. The book's glossary of main terms and concepts helps readers navigate the book and easily find useful information. Review exercises are included at the end of the book to allow readers to practice and apply their newly-acquired knowledge and skills.

CompTIA Project+ Certification Kit Exam PK0-004

CompTIA Project+ Certification Kit Exam PK0-004

Author: Kim Heldman, Brett Feddersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2019

STUDY, PRACTICE, REVIEW! Take your learning to the next level with the NEW CompTIA Project+ Certification Kit! Includes CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, Second Edition, AND CompTIA Project+ Practice Tests About the CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, Second Edition Building on the popular Sybex Study Guide approach, this book will provide 100% coverage of the NEW CompTIA Project+ Exam PK0-004 objectives. The book contains clear and concise information on project management topics, and includes practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience. Project Basics Project Constraints Communication and Change Management Project Tools and Documentation Readers also get access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment with 2 practice exams, 100 flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms. About the CompTIA Project+ Practice Tests If you're preparing for this all-important exam, turn to CompTIA Project+ Practice Tests. 1,000 unique questions are organized into 4 chapter tests that cover 100% of all exam objective domains. Chapter tests not only provide the answers, but also give you detailed explanations so this is an excellent resource for last minute review to identify areas where more attention is needed. Two additional 90-question practice exams prepare you for exam day. Benefits include: Access to all practice questions online with the Sybex interactive learning environment 4 unique chapter tests include expert explanations PLUS 2 practice exams Covers 100% of all CompTIA Project+ exam PK0-004 objective domains Whether you have studied with the Sybex study guide for the Project+ exam or have used another brand, this is your chance to test your skills. Studying the exam objectives is important, but testing the reach of your knowledge and identifying areas where further review may be needed could be the difference on exam day.

LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Practice Tests Exam 101-500 and Exam 102-500

LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Practice Tests Exam 101-500 and Exam 102-500

Author: Steve Suehring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

1,000 practice questions with answers and explanations, organized into 10 full-length tests, PLUS 2 practice exams; complements the LPIC-1 Study Guide Linux Servers currently have a 20% market share which continues to grow. The Linux OS market saw a 75% increase from last year and is the third leading OS, behind Windows and MacOS. There has never been a better time to expand your skills, broaden your knowledge, and earn certification from the Linux Professional Institute. LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Practice Tests is the must-have complement to the bestselling LPIC-1 Study Guide. Practice tests help you gain confidence and identify the areas in need of more attention. Ten full-length tests, covering the ten objective domains, and two additional 60-question practice exams contain 1000 practice questions, complete with answers and full explanations! Divided into two parts, this volume of practice tests covers Exams 101-500 and 102-500. Part I covers system architecture, Linux installation and Package management, GNU and Unix Commands, and devices, and Linux filesystems and filesystem hierarchy. Part II focuses on shells and shell scripting, user interfaces and desktops, administrative tasks, essential system services, networking, and security. This book: Covers all objective domains of the LPIC-1 exam Provides additional practice questions to supplement the LPIC-1 Study Guide Helps reinforce vital skills and knowledge Includes one year of FREE access to the online test bank LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Practice Tests is a must-have resource for network and system administrators studying for the LPIC-1 exams and Linux administrators or IT professionals looking to update their skillset.

The Leaders of Their Own Learning Companion New Tools and Tips for Tackling the Common Challenges of Student-Engaged Assessment

The Leaders of Their Own Learning Companion New Tools and Tips for Tackling the Common Challenges of Student-Engaged Assessment

Author: Ron Berger, Anne Vilen, Libby Woodfin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2019

A New Companion to Leaders of Their Own Learning Puts Students in Charge of Their Learning and Growth Five years after the publication of Leaders of Their Own Learning, EL Education is back with a new companion guide to help you tackle the common challenges of student-engaged assessment. This unique, student-centered approach to assessment equips and compels students to understand goals for their learning and growth, track their progress toward those goals, and take responsibility for reaching them. EL Education has more than 25 years of experience supporting school transformation through student-engaged assessment. With their new book, The Leaders of Their Own Learning Companion, they have harvested the best tools and wisdom from schools across the country to help you hone student-led assessment practices in your classroom and school. Identifies the common challenges of implementing each of the eight interrelated student-engaged assessment practices from Leaders of Their Own Learning, and provides strategies and tools for tackling them Offers practical tips for school leaders Deepens your learning with 46 videos and an online toolbox The Leaders of Their Own Learning Companion is designed for teachers and leaders of all grade levels and no prior knowledge of the original Leaders of Their Own Learning is necessary to make the most of this book.

ITIL 4 Foundation Exam Study Guide 2018 Update

ITIL 4 Foundation Exam Study Guide 2018 Update

Author: Liz Gallacher, Helen Morris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2019

The new, fully-updated edition of the popular guide for the ITIL 4 Foundation Exam --everything needed for exam success! The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of best practices for IT service and management. ITIL certification is gained through examination administered by AXELOS, the body established to develop, manage, and operate qualifications in best practice. Foundation certification--as well as subsequent Intermediate, Expert, and Master-level certification--is sought by employers throughout the IT industry. The ITIL 4 Foundation Exam Study Guide is the leading resource for anyone preparing for certification. Written by accredited ITIL trainers and Certified ITIL Experts, this up-to-date second edition is organized around the latest 2018 ITIL Foundation syllabus. Six sections offer complete and accurate coverage of IT service management and ITIL service strategy, design, transition, operation, and continual improvement. New coverage of DevOps, Agile, and Leanreflects the most current exam objectives. Self-assessment tests, exam essentials, review questions, chapter summaries, practice exams, and more enable readers to be fully prepared for exam day. Based on the authors' real-world experience teaching ITIL students, this guide: Covers 100% of the Foundation exam objectives in clear, concise language Explains every topic in full and provides effective review tools and resources Uses tables, flowcharts, illustrations, bulleted lists, and highlighted key learning points to strengthen reader comprehension and retention Includes access to an online test bank of valuable study tools, including practice exams, flashcards, and a glossary of key terms Designed specifically for readers who prefer self-study rather than expensive prep courses, ITIL 4 Foundation Exam Study Guide: 2018 Update is a must-have book for candidates preparing to take the exam as well as anyone interested in IT service management.

Nordic-Chinese Intersections within Education

Nordic-Chinese Intersections within Education

Author: Haiqin Liu Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

This book examines how the two educational systems of China and the Nordic countries intersect. Over the past decade, there has been increased growth and interaction between China and the Nordic countries due to both government encouragement and academic curiosity. This book rejects a simplistic approach that presents both spaces as culturally uniform, confronting `East' and `West' entities, and suggests a comparative and contrastive approach that is critical and reflexive in both theory and methodology. This does not solely concentrate on difference, but emphasises similarities, including studies on philosophical, conceptual and methodological issues. This nuanced edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of Nordic and Chinese education as well as globalisation and interculturality.

Education Policy, Digital Disruption and the Future of Work Framing Young People's Futures in the Present

Education Policy, Digital Disruption and the Future of Work Framing Young People's Futures in the Present

Author: Shane B. Duggan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

This book examines the possibilities, practices and consequences of digital disruption and networked economies in education policy. As traditional notions of learning and labour are abstracted by networked technologies, young people are exposed to new forms of governance and intervention. Tracing key education policy shifts from the turn of the millennium to the present day, this book explores notions of value, aspiration, and equity in the context of the rise of the networked economies and the `end of work'. It argues that a policy focus on preparing young people for the future - a future that will be dominated by networked technologies - informs both what counts as `success', and reorganises young people's orientation in the present in new commodified forms. In an era where the costs of higher education are rapidly increasing despite their relative decline in value, this book will resonate with scholars in youth and educational studies, as well as those with an interest in emerging forms of labour and work.

The Art of World Learning Community Engagement for a Sustainable Planet

The Art of World Learning Community Engagement for a Sustainable Planet

Author: Richard Slimbach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

This is a visionary, consciousness-raising book that asks us to rethink the purposes and design of study away and study abroad experiences in the context of a broadened set of global threats, including climate disruption, soaring inequality, ecosystem breakdown, the dying off of distinct languages and cultural communities, and the threat of a nuclear catastrophe. As we ask students to truly comprehend this world from the privileged perspective of the global North, Rich Slimbach asks us to consider two fundamental questions: What and how should we learn? And having learned, for what should we use what we know? A panoply of pedagogies and methods of inquiry -- from study away/abroad and service-based learning to diversity programming, environmental education, and community-based research -- aim to develop students who both understand the challenges faced by global communities and act in ways that advance their social and environmental health. What temperaments, social habits, and intellectual abilities will they need to help heal their corner of creation? And what pedagogical perspectives, principles, and procedures can best support them in this creative challenge? Rich Slimbach argues that transforming student consciousness and life choices requires a global learning curriculum that integrates multi-disciplinary inquiry into the structural causes of problems that riddle the common good, along with mechanisms that bid students to cross borders, to pay attention, and to listen to those unlike themselves. At its heart, this book proposes a truly transformative approach to community-engaged global learning.