PS 302 Tests and Measurements
F2T 2006 DLA
Taylor, William H.
M.A. Western Michigan UniversityCAGS Boston UniversityM.S. Syracuse University
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23 October-17 Dec 06
Textbook: Required: Kaplan, R. M. and Saccuzzo, D. P. (2005). Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues (Sixth Edition). Thomson/Wadsworth, ISBN 0-534-63306-4. Recommended: Nicolai, K. (2005). Student Workbook for Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications and Issues. Thomson/Wadsworth, ISBN 0-534-63308-0
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites 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
· Class participation
· Achievement test project
· Application paper
· Chapter questions
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: See Grading Plan Below:
You will be able to track your grade throughout the term. Grades will be determined by your performance on a final exam, 3 integrative assignments, weekly homework assignments, a group controversial issues presentation, mastery questions and participation in online class discussions. Points will be assigned as follows: Final exam (Week 8) 100 points Integrative assignments (Weeks 3, 7) 60 points Core assessment (Week 6) 80 points Weekly homework assignments 80 points Weekly mastery questions 80 points Group controversial issues presentation 20 points Participation in online discussions 80 points Total 500 points Final course grades will be determined as follows: A 90% - 100% 448 points and higher B 80% - 89% 398 – 447 points C 70% - 79% 348 – 397 points D 60% - 69% 298 – 347 points F 59% and lower 297 points and lower You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you critically analyze psychometric information and communicate this knowledge in a professional manner. Each student is responsible for: Completing weekly reading assignments Completing weekly homework assignments Completing weekly mastery questions Participating in weekly on-line class discussions Participating in a group controversial issues presentation Completing two integrative assignments Completing the core assessment Completing a proctored final examination
Core Assessment: Using empirical references as the basis of your review, research either a standardized personality, intelligence or educational test and complete a summary critique/report. The review should include: general information about the test including title, author and publisher; a description of the test content, purpose, structure, administration and scoring guidelines; an evaluation of the reliability and validity of the test; a critique of the strengths and weaknesses of using the test in an applied setting; and an analysis of the multicultural application of the test. Requirements: Utilizes a minimum of 8 references; 5 of these references must be empirical, peer-reviewed, research articles. Information must be organized, presented and referenced using APA style. Test review should be approximately 10 pages (plus title and reference pages).
Late Submission of Course Materials: Policy for submission of assignments: All assignments will be submitted via the dropbox as RTF or Word attachments. I do not accept assignments emailed to me. Policy for late work: You have one week after the due date to submit late work. Late work will receive only half of the awarded points. Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification. Online Course Policies
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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: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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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