PS 302 Tests and Measurements
S2N 2006 SM
Bachelor of Science, Management/Health CareMaster of Arts, Counseling
1300 hours to 1700 hours
2 March through 18 April, 2006
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:00 - 5:00 PM
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
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
· 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
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
9th Session Lecture: Chapter 8, The Assessment of
10th Session Lecture: Chapter 9, The Assessment of
11th Session Lecture: Chapter 10, The Assessment of
Work Values, Career Development & Maturity, Career Indecision.
12th Session Student Presentation of Psychological
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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