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PS 302 Tests and Measurements
Emmons, Shawn P.


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.

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CoursePS 302 Tests and Measurements
SemesterS1BB2005
FacultyEmmons, Shawn P.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesPhD in Counseling Psychology
Office LocationHAFB
Office HoursAs arranged
Daytime Phone505-434-1483
E-MailShawn.Emmons@park.edu
EmmonsPhD@aol.com
Semester Dates10 Jan 2005 - 6 Mar 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time8:30 - 2:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Aiken, L. (2003). Psychological testing and assessment, 11/E. Allyn & Bacon.
ISBN: 0-205-35471-8

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 professor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations and quizzes. The professor will engage each learner in a lively exploration of ideas and issues related to the course.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate understanding of main concepts in field of test and measurements.
2. Define vocabulary within the field of test and measurements.
3. Exhibit ability to apply the main concepts in field of test and measurements.
4. Synthesize and report information gathered from throughout the course.

Course Assessment:
1. 2 Examinations
2. 5 Quizzes
3. Term Project (to be discussed Day 1 of class)
4. Presentation to be discussed Day 1 of class)

Grading:
2 Examinations   200        550-495  A
5 Quizzes        100        494-440  B
Term project     100        439-385  C
Presentation     100        384-330  D
Participation     50        329 & below F
Total            550

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of assignments will result in a grade of "0".

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Students will adhere to Park University's Student Code of Conduct.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
15 Jan 2005             Syllabus
                       Chapter 1 & 3

22 Jan 2005             Chapter 5 & 6
                       Quiz #1

29 Jan 2005             Chapter 7 & 8
                       Quiz #2

5 Feb 2005              Chapter 9 & 10
                       Midterm

12 Feb 2005             Chapter 11 & 12
                       Quiz #3

19 Feb 2005             Chapter 13 & 14
                       Quiz #4

26 Feb 2005             Chapter 15 & 16
                       Quiz #5

5 Mar 2005              Chapter 17 & 18
                       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 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate 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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