Test Comparison Checklist. If you are selecting an anger, aggression or violence test the following comparison checklist should prove helpful. This checklist itemizes important assessment instrument or test qualities. The “other” column represents any other tests you might want to compare to the Anger-Management-Violence Assessment (AAVA).

TEST COMPARISON CHECKLIST

Comparison Category

AAVA

OTHER

Designed specifically for anger, aggression and violence assessment

Yes

Test reliability, validity and accuracy research available

Yes

An evidence based test

Yes

Truthfulness Scale to detect faking

Yes

Truth – Corrected score for accuracy

Yes

Four test administrative options

Yes

         Paper - Pencil (English - Spanish)

Yes

         Over the internet (www.online-testing.com)

Yes

         On computer screen (English – Spanish)

Yes

         Human voice audio (Reading Impaired)

Yes

Thirty (30) minute administration time.

Yes

Tests computer scored & reports printed within 3 minutes

Yes

Sound empirical basis for decisions

Yes

Scale score – Related recommendations

Yes

Live Online – Chat (Monday – Friday)

Yes

Free support services

Yes

HIPPA (Federal Regulation) Compliant

Yes

ASAM Compatible

Yes

Built-in database

Yes

Annual database research (Free)

Yes

Specific Scales:

Yes

         Truthfulness Scale

Yes

         Anger Scale

Yes

         Aggression Scale

Yes

         Violence Scale

Yes

         Alcohol Scale

Yes

         Drug Scale

Yes

         Stress Management (Coping) Scale

Yes

Free test booklets and training manuals

Yes

Affordable (cost effective)

Yes

This completes the comparison checklist