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Screening is an initial process in evaluation procedures and is used to identify people who require further assessment.
Screening in health settings
Health screening is an important process enabling resourses to be targetted on the people who need it most. By helping to begin the process of diagnosis, biological markers, diagnostic interview schedules, intake interviews, symptom checklists and other screening tests can help identify people requiring more thorough investigation.
Screening in educational settings
In educational psychology screening is important to ensure accurate educational placement. Educational measurement using educational psychology tests, particularly education admission tests, helps in this process.
Screening in personnel psychology
In personnel selection job applicant screening is an initial stage of the process identifying the more suitable candidates for interview. Drug usage screening and other health screening measures are also used in some settings.