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2016. Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 105–114.
ISSN: 2074-5885 (online)

Complex Situational Tasks in Assessment of Educational Outcomes in “Psychological Assessment of Students” Module of the Master’s Programme in School Psychology

Andrushchenko T.Y. PhD (Psychology), Dean of Psychology and Social Work Faculty, Professor of Department of Educational Psychology and Development , Volgograd State Social-pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia, tandr@vspu.ru
Shubina A.S. PhD (Psychology), Associate Professor, Chair of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia, shubina-as@yandex.ru
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The paper discusses the content of midterm performance evaluation of graduate students within the “Psychological Assessment” module of the master’s programme in School Psychology and focuses on the logic of the module’s design in relation to the professional standard in Educational Psychology. Complex situational tasks are considered in the modular program as the main means of assessing educational outcomes. The content of these tasks is determined by a range of diagnostic situations and closely corresponds with the real-life practice of educational psychologists. Setting complex situational tasks is related to a number of components of the educational psychologist’s professional activity in the field of psychological assessment, such as: planning the sequence of professional actions; ensuring the methodological background for assessment; taking into account deontological aspects of communication with assessed individuals; carrying out professional actions; reflecting on the process and outcomes of assessment. The paper analyses the place and role of graduate students’ self-assessment in finding solutions to complex situational tasks and offers a description of one such task that can be used in midterm performance evaluation of graduate students.

Keywords: complex situational tasks, educational standard, assessment of educational outcomes, midterm performance evaluation, professional standard, psychological assessment of students

Rubric: Psychological Diagnostics

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2016080310

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