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PS 302 Tests and Measurements
Doran, Anthony P.


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

U1Y 2006 MN

Faculty

Doran, Anthony P.

Title

PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Degrees/Certificates

PSY.D.
MA
BA

Office Location

MILLINGTON, TN

Office Hours

BY APPOINTMENT

Daytime Phone

901-874-4391

E-Mail

Anthony.Doran@pirate.park.edu

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:30 - 7:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: Principles, Applications, and Issues, 6th Edition by Robert Kaplan & Dennis Saccuzzo
Wadsworth Publishers
ISBN 0-534-63306-4

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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.  Prerequisite:  PS101.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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:
Students will be assessed in class via
- Exams (50%)
- Quizzes (15%)
- Paper (20%)
- Participation (15%)

Grading:
Mid- term - 100 pts (25%)
Final - 100 pts (25%)
Quizzes (3) - (5% each)
Paper - 100pts (20%)
Participation - 100pts (15%)

A = 90 OR ABOVE
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F = 59 OR LOWER

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Material generally can not be submitted late.  Only the most special circumstances apply - death in the family, critially ill family member, deployment, etc.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Treat others with dignity and respect.  Especially in a class in PSYCHOLOGY - be polite to one another.  On personal topics whatever is said in the room stays in the room.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1
Tues   Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION
Thurs  Chapter 2 - NORMS & STATISTICS

Week 2  
Tues   Chapter 3 - CORRELATION & REGRESSION
Thurs  Chapter 4 - RELIABILITY

Week 3
Tues   Chapter 5 - VALIDITY
Thurs  Chapter 6 - WRITING & EVALUATING TEST

Week 4  
Tues   Chapter 7 - TEST ADMINISTRATION
Thurs  Mid-term (Chapters 1-7)

Week 5  
Tues   Chapter 9 - THEORIES OF INTELLIGENCE
Thurs  Chapter 10 & 11 - WECHSLER TESTS & SPECIAL EDUCATION

Week 6  
Tues   Chapter 12 - TESTS IN CIVIL SERVICE & MILITARY
Thurs  Chapter 13 - TESTS IN COUNSELING

Week 7  
Tues    Chapter 14 - PROJECTIVE TESTING
Thurs   Chapter 15 - NEW AGE OF COMPUTERS

Week 8  
Tues    WRAPPING UP
Thurs     - FINAL (Chapter 9-15) & Paper due

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. 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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Last Updated:5/4/2006 8:34:00 AM