Thank you everyone for taking time out of your busy schedule to learn a bit about Q-global. Give me one second, there we go.
So, before I get started,
I always like to take a moment and discuss what we’re gonna discuss,
we’re going to talk about, in today’s presentation of Q Global.
So we’re actually gonna start with talking about the development of Q-global itself and in turn, with that we’re gonna talk about a brief history, or a brief overview of psychological testing before we jump into Q-global itself and then we’re actually gonna take an in-depth look at how Q-global works through a live demonstration of the system itself.
We’ll explore the assessment process from a practitioner’s viewpoint.
And this itself is actually going to involve demonstrating how to create examining profiles, assigning and administering assessments, generating reports and using system resources like the resource library and the help link.
Now after that, we’re actually gonna transition into discussing system security before how to get started with Q-global, such as ordering, inventory, getting new accounts created, things like that.
If you have any confusion, Let’s go ahead and start from the beginning and get a sense of how psychological testing itself, and reporting in that matter has actually progressed over the years.
Now, psychological testing itself has been around for more than a hundred years and in this time, tests have become psychologically stronger.
There are new statistical techniques and we even have a better understanding of how they tap into neurological processes.
However, the general workflow of the traditional pencil and paper administration really hasn’t changed since the first Wechsler-Bellevue was released in the 1930s.
So for example, depending on the assessment, the examiner might record responses on a record form, fill out pages in a stimulus book, maybe even score the assessment by tallying up the raw scores or adding responses.
Then he would be converting these into their appropriate scores.
Now, while the assessments themselves do vary on assessment time and complexity, scoring the assessments can sometimes take just as long, especially when you take into consideration the number of items, a possible scoring grid,number of worksheets, the process to even convert these scores to the appropriate scale standard or even T-scores.
Now, with the invention of the computer in the 1940’s, psychological testing itself has actually capitalized on it’s utility to assist with test administration and scoring and this itself actually goes as far back as 1962, when John Pearson and Wendell Swenson actually developed the first computer interpretation system for the MMPI. Now, as technology and testing advanced, psychological software has actually grown as a medium to take advantage and increase the administration and scoring options, improve statistical techniques and ease of use. So, looking at some of our own scoring software platforms here at Pearson, we can actually see that these systems have changed based on emerging assessments and the available technology. So, starting with the ASSIST scoring platforms released in 1995, Q Global have evolved to allow users to not only score assessments and generate digital reports but also digitally administer a wide variety of questionnaires, rater forms, inventories, and even assessments.
So, when Q Global Started Development
Q Global wanted to build upon our previous scoring platforms by continuing to increase the test library and also develop new administration and reporting options that is designed to efficiently organize your examinee data, generate assessment scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports based on your testing preferences.
That was the overview and review of Q Global, So if there’s any information that you feel like we didn’t cover that would be helpful, let us know in the comment box. We would be happy to read it, follow up with you.