PS 302 Tests and Measurements
S1LL 2007 LR
Limozaine, Bruce J.
Senior Psychology Instructor
B.S. Emporia University (Psychology); M.S. Ed. Univ. of Wisconsin-Superior (Counseling)Advance Study, University of Denver (Ed.D); Certification in Public Management (Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock)D.Min. Canidate, University of the South - School of Theology
20 minutes before and after class
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January 15 - March 11, 2007
9:00 - 2:00 PM
Textbook: Aiken, L.R. (2006). Psychological Testing and Assessment (12th Ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
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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
A study of variety OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND ASSESSMENT objectives that will assist the student in broadening their knowledge base. The course of instruction is divided into four (4) major parts corresponding to the contents of the Text: Assessment Methods and Practices; Assessment of Abilities; Assessment of Personality and Preferences; and Applications and Issues. With respect to what should be learned in a course on psychological testing and assessment, students often ask whether they are expected to know the statistical formulas. The answer is that students WILL NOT be expected to memorize all the formulas. You will be required to know a selected number of statistical formulas, be able to use a handheld calculator (use of computerized programs is allowable), and be knowledgeable of different forms of testing covered in the text. Among the formulas that should be committed to memory are those for the measures of central tendency - arithmetic mean, median, and mode. You should also understand the concept of correlation, reliability, standard deviation, and validity. Handheld calculators can be used during class and tests. The instructor will insure that each student has a full understanding of each statistical item that should be committed to memory before any testing is accomplished.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Class participation
· Achievement test project
· Application paper
· Chapter questions
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Lecture, discussion of testing material, small group discussions, laboratory work, and oral presentation. The student is required to read all assigned chapters in the text, participate in class,participate in small group discussions, and complete FOUR written examinations and ONE term paper (outlines research conducted covering one test review).
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of test examinations or term paper will result in a one letter grade reduction unless the student has made prior arrangements with the instructor to make a late submission. Normal late submission is allowable due to health, medical, or job related (such as TDY) absences; all other late submissions must receive prior approval.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The student is responsible for completing reading assignments PRIOR to class meetings in order to facilitate class discussions. Students are expected to participate in classroom discussions. During discussions and classroom presentations the student is required to respect the dignity of other students and appreciate the variety of life experiences.
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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.
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Attachments:Core Assessment Rubric for PS302Rubric
Last Updated:12/7/2006 8:13:24 PM