Psychometric Assessment for School Teachers

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Psychometric Assessment for School Teachers

We at Tucareers are a research led organization working in the field of psychometric testing of students and professionals, using ****ytics to help them. Since we work with psychologists, rehabilitational counsellors and are a technology based platform, we have multi disciplinary insights that address some issues identified above. The need, as we see it,  is to identfy a broad framework that can help implement the urgent need for evaluation of staff and making our schools safer. There is undisputed evidence in research that psychometric tools can be invaluable in identifying maladjustment behaviour. The core of the issue is identifying people who may have a propensity of criminal intent or may be going through stress and anxiety related disorders, thereby making children unsafe with them. Personality tests like the NEO-PI-R, PF16 and also some other maladjustment inventories exist that can be used to profile for emotional health and stability, as well as check for fitment in current roles. Other personality and maladjustment tests like the one from Eysenck and Mathews can be used to predict criminal behaviour and identify psychological issues. Advanced projective techniques like Inkblot also can be used with individuals for detailed investigations. Anamika Srivastava (Clinical Psychologist), Research Officer at KGMU, Lucknow and Counsellor at IIM Lucknow and a consultant with Tucareers, asserts that "a Pandora box of techniques and a graded/multiphasic approach need to be used  in administering psychometric, semi- and projective tools while assessing the teachers and other ancillary staff of Schools/Colleges. Psychological tools in the hands of a trained professional, used skillfully, with clinical acumen are known to decrease discomfort and embarrassment during the assessment process”.

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