Western Mindanao State University Guidance and Counseling Center

Psychological Testing and Assessment


The strengths and weaknesses in the areas of personality, aptitudes, interest, motivation and job skills are assessed through the use of standardized tests. These test results are interpreted for student’s self-awareness, growth and development. For those reasons a number of standardized test and inventories for surveying individual concerns and problems are utilized. Testing shall follow strictly, rules on accreditation and ethical standards for counselors and psychologists. Results should follow strictly the rules of confidentiality.

General Objectives:

  • To provide the student, information that is vital for himself and to assist him in making wise choice or decisions to problems

Specific Objectives:

  • For identification of special students/ special needs/ problems and various other concerns.

  • For classification, for purpose of group guidance when the interests of the staff is in bringing together small groups of students who have expressed their common concerns.

  • For selection and placement in the different courses/ changes of course.

  • For evaluation to determine how well particular groups are doing.

  • For planning, test results help the individual see a developmental picture of his own growth which can greatly help in decision making process.

  • For adjustment, from time to time students will need assistance in his educational and personal adjustment

  • For counseling, test results provide the counselor with the baseline data for counseling, as basis for choice, courses of action or decision-making.

  • For research, test data may be used for research with proper permission.