ACA-ACES Syllabus Clearinghouse

The ACA Syllabus Clearinghouse is a joint project of ACA and The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). We will maintain syllabi on many topics from may different learning institutions. Our database will be updated continually with new and exciting courses and will provide a valuable resource to all counselors. If you have questions or need assistance please contact the ACA librarian at 800-347-6647 ext. 281 or

Testing / Measurement / Assessment

Assessment in Counseling

This course covers formal and informal assessment strategies. Aptitude, achievement, interest, behavioral, and personality instruments are presented. Analysis, synthesis and utilization of assessment data for counseling and service planning are emphasized. Basic psychometric properties of standardized tests will be discussed. Students will learn how to identify specific assessment strategies most appropriate for an individual client’s needs and how to synthesize and utilize objective, behavioral and clinical data in service planning. Students will also learn to interpret test results and write appropriate reports based on those test results. Ethical and legal implications of testing and assessment will be covered, along with the impact of cultural and disability issues on assessment and how to use assessment data in an ethical manner with diverse populations.
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