Tele-Assessment and its Unknowns

Teleassessment is here to stay—and brings with it several benefits, including increased access to services, and the potential reduction in cost of resources (e.g., personnel time). While the benefits of teleassessment likely outweigh the challenges in the long run, the current issue is that for many types of teleassessment we don’t know what we don’t know. Many common educational and psychological tests have been only partially validated for remote application—and many have not been vetted at all. The purpose of this conversation is to discuss concerns about validity that may be unique to remote contexts and the state of the evidence in regard to teleassessment.

In this recorded webinar, attendees will…
1. Learn about the available research for a number of teleassessment strategies;
2. Be able to define ‘construct relevant variance’;
3. Be able to define ‘construct irrelevant variance’;
4. Be able to identify at least 4 types of construct irrelevant variance; and
5. Discuss the ethical implications of using practices with unknown validity, effectiveness, or efficacy data.

This panel format session includes short lectures from the speaker, followed by a Q&A session.

This event is eligible according to the Canadian Psychological Association for 3 Continuing Education Credits

Presenter information

Dr. Ryan L. Farmer

Dr. Ryan Farmer is the Director of the Psychological Services Center and school psychology affiliate faculty at The University of Memphis. His work is focused on assessment practices in school psychology; low value practices and their maintaining variables; and meta-science in school psychology. He completed his postdoctoral training in behavioral pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and maintains both licensure as a psychologist and certification as a behavior analyst. He serves on two editorial boards, Journal of School Psychology and School Psychology Review, and contributes regularly to the Society for Study of School Psychology’s Early Career Forum.

Dr. Farmer’s research publications can be found here. His twitter handle is @rfarmer27

Dr Ryan Farmer