The First Nationally Standardized Performance Validity Test Specifically Designed for Children, Youth, and Young Adults is Now Available

Jan 04, 2016, 14:37 ET from PAR

LUTZ, Fla., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, clinicians have relied on their judgment or used a performance validity test (PVT) designed for adults to determine the validity of children's test scores. PAR is pleased to announce the release of the new Memory Validity Profile™ (MVP), the first and only PVT specifically designed for and nationally standardized on children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5-21 years.

"It's important for clinicians to accurately assess whether a child is truly engaged in the testing process," said R. Bob Smith, III, PhD, PAR chairman and CEO. "Clinicians need to have confidence that their clients' test results are a valid representation of their abilities. With the MVP, practitioners no longer have to wonder if their test results are valid. This brief test, which is designed to be administered in tandem with other assessments, helps clinicians feel confident that their clients' test results are credible."

Developed and conormed with a comprehensive memory battery, The Child and Adolescent Memory Profile™ (ChAMP™), the MVP is the first validity test with age-adjusted cutoff scores to minimize false positives in younger children.

The MVP is fast and easy to use. With just one stimulus book and one record form required, administration and scoring can be completed in less than 10 minutes. Furthermore, there are no motor requirements, so the MVP can be administered to youth with motor impairments and visual impairments as well as those with developmental or acquired cognitive, academic, or behavioral concerns.

The MVP Introductory Kit is priced at just $175. To learn more, visit, or call PAR Customer Support at 1.800.331.8378.

Founded in 1978, PAR is a leading publisher of assessment instruments, software, and other related materials. During the past three decades, PAR has earned a reputation for providing customers with innovative assessment solutions and unparalleled customer service.