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Limozaine, Bruce J.
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PS 302 Tests and Measurements
Limozaine, Bruce J.
Senior Instructor, Psychology
Little Rock AFB Education Center - Park University
501-372-4388 (Available Monday thru Thurs 9am to 1pm)
Home: 501-941-2970 (Available 8pm to 9 pm)
May 16,2005 - July 10, 2005
9:00am - 2:00 pm
Psychological Testing and Assessment, Eleventh Edition, by Lewis R. Aiken, published by Allyn and Bacon, copyrighted 2003
No outside test reading is required to supplement our assigned text. Students are encouraged to use the Internet, as well as using the local Air Force Base Library, to obtain additional/supplement guidance in the area of measurements. A handheld calulator is required to perfom measurement portion of in-class examinations.
An introduction to the uses of psychological tests and to the techniques of test construction and evaluation. Topics include: a survey of common tests in the areas of general classification, differential testing of abilities and measurement of personality characteristics. 3:0:3
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
1. To provide the student with information about testing and measurments and their practical elements.
2. To provide the student with an experiential labortatory to learn and practice testing skills.
3. To expose you to a variety of ethical, professional, and social issues in testing and to guide you in developing a position on these issues.
4. To encourage your integration of theoretical and experiential learning in order to better understanding the everyday applications of testing to matters in your environment.
5. Acquire knowledge of the history and meaning of tests and assessments.
6. Acquire knowledge of test contruction.
7. Acquire an understanding of assessment in ability, achievement, aptitude and interest tests.
8. Learn the untility of assessing variables in the fields of vocation, education, and psychology.
9. Comprehend the use of tests and assessment as they relate to ethics.
Lecture, class discussion, quizzes, demonstrations, and examinations. Student is responsible for completing all assigned material prior to class meetings in order to facilitate class discussions. Discussion of the chapter under review and the completion of an oral presentation covering a subject assigned in class will be the basis of the class particpation grade. Students will be required to complete three (3) written examinations.
Test 1 - Chapters 1, 2, and 3 30 points
Test 2 - Chapters 4,5,6,7,8, and 9 30 points
Test 3 - Chapters 10,11,12,13, 14, and 15 30 points
Class Participation/Quizzes 10 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Missed examination will result in a one(l) grade reduction on that examination unless the reason for the make-up examination is due to medical emergency. Contact the instructor within 24 hours after the missed examination to make arrangement for a make-up exam.
May 21 Introduction, Chapter 1, 2, 3
May 28 Take Home Examination (Chapters 1, 2, 3)
Chapters 4 and 5
June 4 Chapters 6 and 7
Review take home examination
June 11 Chapters 8 and 9
June 18 Second Examination (Chapters 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, and 9)
June 25 Chapters 10 , 11, and 12
July 2 Chapters 13, 14, and 15
July 9 Third Examination (Chapters 10, 11,
12, 13, 14, and 15
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be
made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
Work missed through
unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment,
but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term
of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a
grade of "WH".
A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has
unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration
educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the
semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the
appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from
excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance
from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate
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The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences will carry further penalties. Provide the instructor will information about the missed class as soon as possible.
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