Benchmark Movements in Psychology
Six possible benchmarks are considered: autonomy, imitation, intrinsic moral value, moral accountability, privacy, and reciprocity.
Other sources they can utilize include specialized consulting companies whose core business is to collect such type of data. The questionnaires can then be used to obtain useful quantitative and qualitative data that is specific to every location of the organization across the world.
Norm-referenced cognitive measures (such as college and graduate school admissions measures) inform the test-takers where they stand relative to others in the distribution. For example, an applicant to a college may learn that she is at the 60th percentile, meaning that she has scored better than 60 percent of those taking the test and less well than 40 percent of the same norm group. Likewise, most if not all intelligence tests are norm-referenced, and most other ability tests are as well. In recent years there has been more of a call for criterion-referenced tests, especially in education (Hambleton and Pitoniak, 2006). For criterion-referenced tests, one's score is not compared to the other members of the test-taking population but rather to a fixed standard. High school graduation tests, licensure tests, and other tests that decide whether test-takers have met minimal competency requirements are examples of criterion-referenced measures. When one takes a driving test to earn one's driver's license, for example, one does not find out where one's driving falls in the distribution of national or statewide drivers, one only passes or fails.
They will work with you to help you clarify your goals and choose a therapy approach that feels right for you. At Benchmark, we also track your progress each session to make sure you are actually improving. If therapy is not progressing as expected your therapist will work with you to explain all of your options, so you have the best chance of achieving your goals.
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