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PS 302 Tests and Measurements
Limozaine, Bruce J.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.



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CoursePS 302 Tests and Measurements
SemesterU1LL05
FacultyLimozaine, Bruce J.
TitleSenior Instructor, Psychology
Office LocationLittle Rock AFB Education Center - Park University
Daytime Phone501-372-4388 (Available Monday thru Thurs 9am to 1pm)
Other PhoneHome: 501-941-2970 (Available 8pm to 9 pm)
E-MailBruce.Limozaine@pirate.park.edu
brucelimozaine@classicnet.net
Semester DatesMay 16,2005 - July 10, 2005
Class Days--Saturday--
Class Time9:00am - 2:00 pm
Credit Hours3


Textbook:

Psychological Testing and Assessment, Eleventh Edition, by Lewis R. Aiken, published by Allyn and Bacon, copyrighted 2003


Additional Resources:

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.


Course Description:

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


Educational Philosophy:

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.





Learning Outcomes:

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.


Course Assessment:

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.


Grading:

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.


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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 Honesty:

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
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Plagiarism:

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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Attendance Policy:

Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.



  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be
    made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through
    unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment,
    but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.

  3. 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".


  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has
    unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.


  5. 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.


  6. 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
    agency.




Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
Catalog
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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.


Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .




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