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PS 302 Tests and Measurements
Sims, Yolanda


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.

Course

PS 302 Tests and Measurements

Semester

S2N 2006 SM

Faculty

Sims, Yolanda

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science, Management/Health Care
Master of Arts, Counseling

Office Location

Ft. Bliss

Office Hours

1300 hours to 1700 hours

Daytime Phone

(915)598-3893

Other Phone

(915)443-1729

E-Mail

ysims@park.edu

ysims@elp.rr.com

Semester Dates

2 March through 18 April, 2006

Class Days

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Class Time

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Walsh, Bruce W., Betz, Nancy E., Tests & Assessment, (4th Edition), Prentice-Hall Publishing Company, 2001.

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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.  Pre-requisite:  PS101.  3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify key features related to test construction and standardization.
  2. Critically analyze the use of self-report inventories.
  3. Distinguish between the various types of test reliability and validity.
  4. Evaluate the legal, ethical, and professional issues related to test usage.
  5. Identify the properties and applications of personality and intelligence tests.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Mid-term exam, final exam
Presentation of psychological test

Grading:
Mid-Term Exam               30%
Final Exam                  30%
Psychological presentations 30%

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
· Students are responsible for reading the textbook.
·       Students are required to be present at all class  
       meetings.
· Students are required to take all examinations at
       the scheduled times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
1th Session Introduction, course overview, review of
               syllabus.  Lecture: Chapter 1, The
               History and Meaning of Assessment.

2nd Session Lecture:  Chapter 2, Basic Statistical
               Concepts in Testing & Assessment

3th Session Lecture:  Chapter 3, Reliability,
               Validity, and Test Construction

4th Session Lecture:  Chapter 4, Objective Personality
               Assessment

5th Session Lecture:  Chapter 5, Projective and
               Behavioral Personality Assessment.

6th Session MID-TERM EXAM   (March 21, 2006)

7th Session Review of Mid-term and Lecture: Chapter 6,
               The Nature and Assessment of Intelligence.

8th Session Lecture:  Chapter 7, The Assessment of
               Aptitudes.

9th Session Lecture: Chapter 8, The Assessment of
               Achievement

10th Session Lecture:  Chapter 9, The Assessment of
               Interests.

11th Session Lecture: Chapter 10, The Assessment of
               Work Values, Career Development & Maturity, Career Indecision.

12th Session Student Presentation of Psychological
               Tests

13th Session FINAL EXAM  (April 14, 2006)

14th Session Review of Final Exam (April 18, 2006
               (last day of school)

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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