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Now available on PARiConnect: The Academic Achievement Battery™ (AAB™)

Now it’s even easier to measure basic reading, math, spelling, and reading comprehension skills quickly and reliably. The AAB is now available for scoring via PARiConnect, our online portal.

The new AAB is ideal for use in educational, research, or clinical settings to confidently evaluate achievement in just 15 to 30 minutes to get an accurate overview of an individual’s educational skills. After entering scores from a paper-and-pencil assessment, PARiConnect produces a Score Report that provides scale and composite scores, including percentiles, stanines, and confidence intervals. Score discrepancies between subtests and the Total Academic Achievement Battery are provided, along with significance levels. A qualitative analysis and a skills analysis summary are also provided in the report.

A Reliable Change Report can be generated if you have administered the AAB to the same individual more than one time.

Developed using academic standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of English, Common Core, and Reading First, the AAB is the newest member of this family of products. A Comprehensive Form, which offers a complete evaluation of academic skills, and a Screening Form, which offers a fundamental evaluation of reading, math, spelling, and writing skills, are also available.

For value and simplicity, you can’t beat the AAB on PARiConnect!

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Earn CEUs on PAR assessments on demand!

You can now earn CEU credits on select PAR assessments through our partnership with the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR). These on-demand courses are available through the GIFR Web site. Continuing education credits are available from more than 150 state, provincial, and national boards to support professional licensure and license renewal. Trainings are delivered by the authors or developers of each respective instrument or by a certified trainer, giving you extra insight into the measure.

Currently, the following courses are available, with many more coming soon:

  • Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth™ (SAVRY™)
  • Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test™ (M-FAST™)
  • Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms, 2nd Edition (SIRS-2)
  • Personality Assessment Inventory® (PAI®) Training for Forensic Evaluators

Don’t miss this opportunity to earn CEUs and learn about these instruments from the authors themselves!

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Visit PAR at APA 2017!

PAR is looking forward to seeing you this week at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention.

Make sure to stop by and visit us in booth #322 while you’re there—we’ll have some of our newest product samples and lots of other great things to show you! Plus, you could win an AAB or RIAS-2 kit! Just drop your business card in the drawing box. We’re choosing one winner at random per day.

All orders placed at the PAR booth during APA receive 15% off plus free U.S. ground shipping!

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

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With PAR’s new Web site, reordering will be a snap!

We are hard at work on a brand new http://www4.parinc.com/ experience! Visit us later this summer, and it will be even easier to reorder your favorite products. Simply log in, and we will show you your recent orders and allow you to quickly restock your inventory and get back to what you do best–helping people!

This is just one of the many improvements you will find on our new site. If you have any questions, please visit our overview blog.

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Same SDS Web site, new experience!

The online experience of the Self-Directed Search (SDS) is now in line with the recently updated and revised StandardSDS and StudentSDS print materials.

The new SDS Web site, which launched this week, features a look and feel that brings a contemporary touch to the gold-standard instrument for career assessment. It features interactive graphics, intuitive navigation, and a more user-friendly experience.

Since it was released in 1971, the SDS has helped millions of people find jobs that match their personality. The SDS is based on Dr. John Holland’s theory, known as the RIASEC theory, that both people and working environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.

The theory is based on the idea that if your personality type (SDS Summary Code) matches your work environment type (Holland Occupational Code), you are more likely to find job fulfillment and career satisfaction. So if you are looking for a job, want a career change, or are searching for a program of study, knowing more about what types of potential careers fit your personality will greatly improve your search.

After completing the 20-minute online assessment, users will receive one of three reports based on their demographics and job history: The StandardSDS, StudentSDS, or VeteranSDS. All feature the user’s Summary Code along with a list of occupations and programs of study based on that code, a list of occupations based on the user’s daydream occupations, an overview of salary data, and links to resources to assist with educational and career planning.

The new reports allow users to sort and filter their occupational and educational results, providing a more customized user experience.

Visit http://www.self-directed-search.com/ to learn more!

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The MMSE-2 is now on the Training Portal!

Whether you’re a long-time user of the MMSE-2 or you are considering your first purchase of the Mini-Mental State Examination, 2nd Edition™ (MMSE®-2™), now you can view a free,  on-demand training course to learn more about this assessment!

The MMSE-2 allows you to quickly screen for cognitive impairment in individuals 18 to 100 years of age.

This free, interactive course will give you a quick overview of the product, explain what makes it unique, discuss the updates made in this edition, and provide insight into how it was developed. And, best of all, the Training Portal is always available, so you can learn more on your schedule.

To access the Training Portal, use your parinc.com username and password to log in. Don’t have a free account? Register now.

Training courses are also available on the Vocabulary Assessment Scales™ (VAS™), the Test of General Reasoning Ability™ (TOGRA™), the Reynolds Adaptable Intelligence Test™ (RAIT™), the Academic Achievement Battery™ (AAB™), the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile™ (ChAMP™), the Feifer Assessment of Reading™ (FAR™), and many more!

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Put the I back in IEP with the FAR Interpretive Report

The Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) is a comprehensive reading assessment that uses a neurological approach to determine if a student is at risk for specific subtypes of dyslexia. It is useful for educators, reading specialists, and school psychologists not only because it identifies a possible cause of reading difficulties—but also because it offers intervention recommendations based on the student’s specific type of reading difficulty.  It truly helps put the individual back in an Individualized Education Program.

The new FAR Interpretive Report takes this individualized approach a step further, using scores from all 16 FAR tasks as well as index scores and index discrepancy scores to provide targeted reading considerations and strategies based on research from more than 200 current reading programs. Don’t spend hours researching reading strategies and intervention tools–we’ve done the work for you! With the click of your mouse, you have the information you need to help your students succeed.

Save even more time by copying and pasting report recommendations directly from the FAR Interpretive Report into other documents.

The FAR Interpretive Report is available only on PARiConnect, our online assessment platform. Not yet connected? Sign up now and get your first three administrations and reports for free!

Learn more about the FAR.

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The new SDS is here!

The next generation of John Holland’s Self-Directed Search is here! Based on data collected for the SDS Form R, 5th Edition (2013), the gold standard in career personality assessment has been rebranded, repackaged, and refreshed!

A bold new look and a cleaner, more user-friendly interface means clients can easily learn more about their personality and find a career that fits.

Self-administered, self-scored, and self-interpreted, the SDS is based on the theory that both people and working environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Known as RIASEC theory, it is based on the idea that if your personality type matches your work environment type, you are more likely to find job fulfillment and career satisfaction.

So if you are looking for a job, want a career change, or are searching for a program of study, knowing more about what types of potential careers fit your personality will greatly improve your search.

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Coming this summer, reordering will be a snap!

We are hard at work on a brand new www.parinc.com experience! Visit us this summer, and it will be even easier to reorder your favorite products. Simply log in and we will show you your recent orders and allow you to quickly restock your inventory and get back to what you are do best–helping people!

This is just one of the improvements you will find on our new site. If you have any questions, please visit our overview blog.

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