NDTAC Guide: Selecting and Using Pre-Post Assessments

This is an update to the 2006 Pre-Post Assessments guide which was designed to assist States, agencies, and/or facilities who work with youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk (N or D). The information present will benefit those who are (a) interested in implementing pre-posttests, (b) in the process of identifying an appropriate pre-posttest, or (c) ready to evaluate current testing procedures.

Within this guide, you will find basic information on what pre-posttests are, why facilities should implement pre-posttest procedures, characteristics of different pre-posttests, and how agencies can use the information to impact practice. With an increasing number of different pre-posttests available, it is important that facilities understand how to identify the pre-posttest best suited for the needs of their unique youth population.

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Authored on

March 08, 2019