The Actual Practice of Assessment and the Importance of Using It in the Area of Social Skills Training / Abdullah M. Alwabli
to determine the importance of using these procedures in the same area from the perspective of female and male teachers who have been chosen according to certain conditions, and who number 117 persons.
The study questions were formed in light of the study's two objectives, and the results showed that the trends of teachers towards using assessment procedures in the area of social skills training for mentally retarded students do not rise to the level of importance necessary for applying assessment procedures in this area. That is why the sample's answers came within the estimation of , sometimes, . Even if there are differences in the level of usage which lean towards the female teacher and those of lengthy experiences the extent of usage stays within its lowest limitations. The study results also show that teachers felt the importance and necessity of using assessment procedures in the area of social skills training for mentally retarded students, although there are some differences in this sense which favor female teachers and those of lengthy experience, but still this does not decrease this importance in its general picture. Rather, it increases its importance and the extent of the need to use it for confronting behavior problems which result from the lack of training process association in the area of social skills training with assessment procedures.