PS302 Tests & Measurements

for F1G 2006

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PS 302 Tests and Measurements


F1G 2006 GR


Bauste, Robert L.


Senior Adjunct Instructor


MA Counseling Psychology

Office Location

Grand Forks Air Force Base

Office Hours

anytime via voice mail

Daytime Phone

1-218-874-8215 or 1-218-689-0446 voice mail

Other Phone

1-701-746-1108 or 1-701-740 -4068 voice mail



Semester Dates

August 21, 2006 to October 15, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

7:35 - 10:15 PM


PS 101, 401 or 315 if Junior/Senior Standing

Credit Hours


Additional Resources:
Anastasi, A. & S. Urbina. (1997) PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING. Seventh Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

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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: PS 101. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, dialogues, examinations, psychological reports, and writings. 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:
  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:
This class will be evaluated via two examinations (100 points each) and a psychological self report (200 points) based upon 12 assessment tools utlized within a group setting. These assessments will evaluate behavior, personality, projective tools, cognitive, and a managerial profile. The two examinations will be presented in multiple choice and short answer format.


Examination# 1---------------------100 points

Examination # 2--------------------100 points

Psychological Report--------------200 points

Class participation-----------------50 points

Grades are based on the following: A = 90% to 100%, B = 80% to 89%, C = 70% to 79%, DF = 60% to 69%, F = anything below 60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
This instructor will not accept assignments late. If any student fails to be in class during assessment administration, 25 points will be deducted from total points. Assignments/examinations not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "ZER0" unless said student is TDY.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers and/or auditory recording devices will be allowed in this class. If a student plans to be absent from any class period, PRIOR notice shall be provided to this instructor via e-mail, and/or phone connection. Please turn off all cell phones during class periods - thank You.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK 1`------------------------------Origins and functions of Psychologica Testing

BVMGT-H-T-P test-Sentence completion

WEEK 2--------------------------------Nature & Uses of Psychological Tests

WRAT-IV, TONI-3, Myers Briggs & Social/Ethical considerations

WEEK 3-----------------------------Norms and Tests Scores, i.e. standard

Managerial Grid Assessment & BDI

WEEK 4----------------------------EXAMINATION # 1


WEEK 5 ---------------------------General Intelligence and Special Populations

WEEK 6 ---------------------------Group Testing & Psychological Issues in IQ Testing

WEEK 7---------------------------Educational Assessment, Clincial Assessments and Measuring Multiple Aptitudes

WEEK 8--------------------------EXAMINATION # 2-Psychological Reports are 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
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