Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Newspapers, magazines, professional journals and internet articles that reference the use and value of testing in the educational, workplace, hone and leisure environments are strongly encouranged as reference material.
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
Educational Philosophy: The facilitators educational philosophy is one of enteractiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, dialogues, internet, videos, web sites and writings.
Learning Outcomes:The student who successfully completes the course should be able to:
A. Identify several personality, cognitive ability, interest, and career development inventories and their uses tests.
B. Use elementary basic statistical concepts in testing and assessment.
c. Use compute searches to locate appropriate testing instruments and supplemental date
Course Assessment: The grade for the course will come from the two scheduled examinations, any quizzes given during the course, and the test construction research project.
Grading: Exam One 100 points
Final Exam 100 points
Project 50 points
Participation 30 points
Grades will be figured as follows:
F Below 60% or more than 2 unexcused absences
There will be no curve used in the grading nor will extra work be accepted for credit except to make up course work missed due to excused absences. Students are expected to consult with the instructor before undertaking any work for extra credit.
Late: All assignments are due on the date announced. An assignment will be devalued one letter grade per class period that it is late unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.
Conduct: Students are expected to attand class every night and strictly follow the rules as established by Park University and the Base Education Office.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Oct 19 Chapter 1-The History and Meaning of Assessment
Oct 21 Chapter 2-Basic Concepts in Testing and Assessment
Oct 26 Continued
Oct 28 Continued
Nov 2 Chapter 3-Reliability, Validity and Test Const.
Nov 4 Continued
Nov 9 Exam One
Nov 11 Chapter 4-Objective Personality Assessment
Nov 16 Chapter 5-Projective and Behavioral Personality ...
Nov 18 Chapter 6-Nature and Assissment of IQ
Nov 23 Chapter 7-Assessment of Aptitudes
Nov 25 Continued--Test construction research project due
Nov 30 Chapter 8-Assessment of Achievement
Dec 2 Chapter 9-Assessment of Interests
Dec 7 Chapter 10-Assessment of Work Values ...
Dec 9 Final Exam
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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 101
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
Catalog Page 100
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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