378. Psychometrics: Everything You Want to Know But Are Afraid to Ask w/ Dr. Ben Lovett

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Dr. Ben Lovett is back! Longtime podcast listeners will recognize Dr. Lovett from two of my early episodes on ADHD and testing accommodations. I’m fortunate to have him return and let me ask him a bunch of basic, naive questions about psychometrics and test development. The intent with this episode is to ask many of the questions that we “should” know the answer to but are afraid to ask. These are just a few:

  • What does it really mean for a test to be “biased”?
  • Which psychometric properties should we care about most?
  • Where do we find good info on psychometric properties of a test?
  • How much do we share in the report regarding psychometrics of our measures?

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About Dr. Ben Lovett

Dr. Ben Lovett is a professor in the school psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he teaches courses on psychoeducational assessment and legal and ethical issues for school psychologists. He has over 100 publications on these topics, including books on testing accommodations and a new one, Practical Psychometrics: A Guide for Test Users. He consults widely with schools and testing agencies on assessment and disability issues.

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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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