PS 302 Tests and Measurements
S1T 2007 DLB
Clock, Shawna Renee
M.A. PsychologyLicensed Masters Level Psychologist in the state of Kansas
January 15, 2007 to March 11, 2007
Kaplan, R. M. and Saccuzzo, D. P. (2005). Psychological testing: Principles, applications, and issues (Sixth Edition). Thomson/Wadsworth, ISBN 0-534-63306-4
Nicolai, K. (2005). Student workbook for psychological testing: Principles, applications and issues. Thomson/Wadsworth, ISBN 0-534-63308-0
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Class participation
· Achievement test project
· Application paper
· Chapter questions
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Weekly homework assignments
Final course grades will be determined as follows:
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:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I expect that the interactions and communications in this class will be civil and professional. Derogatory language, profanity, and personal attacks are unacceptable. I expect that each paper you submit in this class is a unique paper created by you. Violation of this will result in a failing grade for the assignment.
Please recognize that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink, Internet connections die, and hard drives crash. You are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your submissions and your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
This course is reading intensive, so please keep up! All assignments need to be submitted by posting assignments in the classroom threads or into the drop box. If it becomes necessary for an assignment to be sent via e-mail or FAX, arrangements need to be made before the assignment is due.
PS302 Tests and Measurements provides an introduction to the field of psychometrics. As such, the course covers issues ranging from statistical considerations to test construction, administration, interpretation to evaluation of assessments. As we move through each of these topics, a number of common tests will be introduced and discussions will centered around the ability to be an effective consumer of psychometric information. The following table highlights the weekly topics:
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Last Updated:1/1/2007 10:18:20 AM