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PS 302 Tests and Measurements
Costello, Severio A.


SYLLABUS

          Park University

COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: PS302 F2E

COURSE DESCRIPTON: 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.

COURSE TITLE: Test and Measurements

SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Fall II

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Severio Anthony Costello

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Instructor

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: BLDG. 1331 (JEC) Rm. 108

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment

FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 760 725-6858

FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: Severio.Costello@pirate.park.edu

OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: severiocostello@yahoo.com

FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS: N/A

DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: 10/24/05 - 12/14/05

CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Mondays & Wednesday

CLASS SESSION TIME: 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM

PREREQUISITE: Suggested pre-requisite: Psychology 101

CREDIT HOURS: 3

 

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.

VISION STATEMENT

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

FACULTY'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, dialogues, internet, videos, web sites and writings.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Gain knowledge of the function of tests, their nature and use. Learn about test norms and interpretation of scores, what validity and reliability imply, and how tests are constructed. Find out about measures of general intellectual abilities. Identify the various personality measures, inventories of interests, and attitude surveys.

COURSE TEXTBOOK: Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications, Gregory, R., Pearson Education Inc. 2004. ISBN# 0-205-35472-6

ACADEMIC HONESTY: "Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park."

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism-the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work-sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors."

UNIVERSITY ATTENDANCE POLICY: Park University has determined that only two reasons for Excused Absences are Military/Job Duty (or) a Family Emergency - this type of emergency is you or immediate family is in a hospital. These situations will of course require written substantiation. Instructors are required by the university to keep attendance records and report absences. An instructor may excuse an absence for the above "University Excused Reasons", but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Attendance will be taken at the start of each class. Unexcused absences will unfortunately carry penalties. Each Unexcused Absences will result in lowering a student's course grade one full letter grade for each incident. Each Unexcused Lateness to a class meeting will lower a student's course grade one-half full letter grade for each incident. In the event of one week of unexcused absence in a class being held once a week in a term of enrollment, the student may be administratively withdrawn by the university, resulting in a grade of "F". An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences in a course. Excessive absences will have to be reported to the appropriate tuition assistance agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: will loose one full letter grade for Each Assignment for Each Class Meeting Date Submitted Late in addition to other attendance penalties.

COURSE ASSESSMENT:

90 - 100 = A

80 - 90 = B

70 - 80 = C

60 - 70 = D

Below 60 = F

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: To have a Positive Learning Experience only Positive Relevant Classroom Participation will be permitted. Attendance and punctuality are very important in life and very important here as well. Not attending class and lateness shows disrespect for all involved.

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. 10/24 Introduction and Orientation 9. 11/21 Chapter 6
  2. 10/26 Chapter 1 10. 11/23 Chapter 7
  3. 10/30 Chapter 2 11. 11/28 Chapter 8
  4. 11/02 Chapter 3 12. 11/30 Chapter 9
  5. 11/07 Chapter 4 13. 12/05 Chapter 10
  6. 11/09 Chapter 5 14. 12/07 Chapter
  7. 11/14 Review 15. 12/12 Review
  8. 11/16 Mid Term 16. 12/14 Final

GRADING PLAN:

  1. Positive Classroom Participation 10%
  2. Attendance & Homework assignments 20%
  3. Mid Term 30%
  4. Final Exam 40%