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PS 302 Tests and Measurements
Moore, Dana


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.
CoursePS 302 Tests and Measurements
SemesterF2L2004
FacultyMoore, Dana
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/Certificates
Office LocationWhiteman Air Force Base
Office HoursAs Arranged
Daytime Phone660-747-8777
E-Maildmoore@park.edu
djmoore@iland.net
Semester Dates18 Oct - 11 Dec 2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:45 - 10:15 PM
PrequisitesPS 101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Walsh, W. Bruce and Nancy E. Betz.  Tests and Assessment.  Prentice Hall, Fourth Edition, 2001.

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:
     A  90-100%
     B  80-89%
     C  70-79%
     D  60-69%
     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.

  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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 100


Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable.  However students must inform the instructor prior to the absence and must make up missed work.  Missed classes due to taking ordinary leave or vacation are not considered excused absences.  More that two unexcused absences are excessive.  These may be grounds for the awarding of a failing grade for the course and will be reported to the Resident Center Administrator.

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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