PS 302 Tests & Measurements
U1SS 2009 RA
Schwartz, Kenneth L.
B.S. PsychologyM.A. PsychologyLicensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas
Randolph AFB, TX
Any time via e-mail or work number
1 June - 26 July 2009
4:55 - 7:35 PM
Textbook: Psychological Testing. Kaplan, R & Saccuzzo, D, 7th Ed, 2009
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's education philosophy is based on the use of reading, lectures, discussion and interaction, exercises, homework, review of current research, papers, presentations, and examinations to facilitate understanding of major issues and concepts relaed to standardized testing and developmentof critical thinking.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Test Review and Critique
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. 9 Apr 09 - Midterm Examination-Chapters 1-5.
2. 7 May 09 - Final Examination-Chapters 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21
3. 23 Apr 09 - Test Review and Critique Paper (submitted through eCompanion dropbox)
Using empirical references as the basis of your review, the student will 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.
• 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).
The Learning Rubric, included below, will be used to evaluate each paper submitted.
4. Each student will do an oral presentation of their paper at a scheduled time during class.
5. Attendance and participation: Prompt attendance and active participation in all class activities. Unexcused absences and tardiness will result in a deduction of class participation points.
1. Midterm Examination - 100 points (20%)
2. Final Examination - 100 points (20%)
6. Homework - 7 @ 10 points - 70 points (14%) (due on class sessions 3, 6, 7, 10, 11,13, and 14 submitted through dropbox)
Class participation points are tied directly to classes attended regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused. Grading schema assumes regular class attendance. Excessive absences will impact overall grade and additional assignments may be required to address missed class participation. Points will also be deducted for arriving late to class and leaving early.
Total points= 500 points (100%)
A: 450-500 points
B: 400-449 points
C: 350-399 points
D: 300-349 points
F: 348 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are due on the date given in the syllabus. 5 points will be deducted for every calendar day the test critique paper is late. No points will be awarded if it is late by more than 1 week. Homework is due the day of the class. No points will be given for late homework.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected and attendance will be taken for each class. Classes missed for legitimate reasons such as TDY, personal/medical emergencies are excusable but the student will need to coordinate with the instructor prior to the class session. Class participation points will not be given for excused absences.
1. 2 Jun - Ch 1 - Overview
2. 4 Jun - Ch 2 - Norms & Stats
3. 9 Jun - Ch 3 - Correlation & Regression, Homework #1
4. 11 Jun - Ch 3 - Correlation & Regression;
5. 16 Jun - Ch 3 - Correlation & Regression;
6. 18 Jun - Ch4 - Reliability; Homework #2
7. 23 Jun Ch 5 - Validity; Homework #3
8. 25 Jun - Ch 6 - Test Development; Mid-Term Exam (Ch 1-5)
9. 30 Jun - Ch 7 - Test Administration;
10. 2 Jul - Ch 19/20 - Test Bias/Legal Issues; Homework #4
11. 7 Jul - Ch 9 - Theories of Intelligence; Homework #5
12. 9 Jul - Ch 10 - Intelligence Testing; Test Critique Papers Due
13. 14 Jul - Ch 13/16 - Clinical/Counseling Testing; Homework #6
14. 16 Jul - Ch 12/18 - Education/Industry Testing; Homework #7
15. 21 Jul - Ch 21 - Ethics
16. 23 Jul - Final (Chapter 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21)
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