Measures and References: Problem Solving

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Measures

Numerous measures exist to gain a full picture of a student's learning strengths and challenges. Following are examples of measures used to assess this Learner Factor. These measures should be administered and interpreted by experienced professionals.

Everyday Problem Solving Inventory (Cornelius & Capsi, 1987): This task-based assessment presents learners with 48 real-life scenarios for analysis including family, home, conflict resolution, and information management.

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