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.CoursePS302 Tests and MeasurementsSemesterU1B 2010 BLFacultyRicardo A. SolisTitleSenior InstructorDegrees/CertificatesB.S. Criminal Justice Univ. of Texas at El Paso.MA Counseling Webster University.Office LocationtbdOffice HoursBefore and after classDaytime Phone(915) 408-7125Other Phone915-626-8246E-Mailricardo.firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb Pagehttp://www.parkonline.orgSemester DatesMay 31st through July 25th 2010Class DaysSaturdaysClass Time8am to 1pmPrerequisitesps101Credit Hours3Textbook: Cohen & Swerdlik, Psychological Testing and Assessment: An Introduction to
Tests and Measurement - Text Only, 7th Edition, 2010, McGraw-Hill. ISBN:
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources:
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.http://www.socialresearchmethods.nethttp://www.statsoftinc.comhttp://www.fedstats.govCourse Description: An introduction to the uses of psychological tests,construction and evaluation. Topics include: a survey of common tests in areas of general classifications, differential testing of abilities and measurement of personality characteristics. Prerequisite: PS101. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Lectures, presentations, and discussions will be used as well as structured experiential activities for students. Student presentations and possible interviews will be integrated throughout the course. Since an experiential, student-centered learning approach will be utilized, authentic performance assessments will be incorporated. Activities will focus on mastering higher order critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the primary assumptions, theories, and measurement techniques used to assess and understand human beings, human behaviors, and the environment in which they operate. Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesIdentify key features related to test construction and standardization.Critically analyze the use of self-report inventories.Distinguish between the various types of test reliability and validity.Evaluate the legal, ethical, and professional issues related to test usage.Identify the properties and applications of personality and intelligence tests. Instructor Learning OutcomesUnderstand and comprehend numerous purposes and applications of psychological and educational tests, measurements, and assessments.Describe, re-create, define and make comparisons and contrasts concerning the major categories of assessments.Observe and disclose personal reactions related to the course content and activities and the basic issues of testing, evaluation, and assessment.Apply various aspects of the course content and activities to one's personal experiences within the context of testing and measurement.Commit to and keep class agreements and negotiations concerning ground rules for this organization or re-negotiate the agreements as needed with the instructor throughout the course.Core Assessment: Test Review and Critique
Using empirical references as the basis of your review, 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).
PS302 Tests and Measurements
U1B 2010 BL
Ricardo A. Solis
B.S. Criminal Justice Univ. of Texas at El Paso.MA Counseling Webster University.
Before and after class
May 31st through July 25th 2010
8am to 1pm
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: Lectures, presentations, and discussions will be used as well as structured experiential activities for students. Student presentations and possible interviews will be integrated throughout the course. Since an experiential, student-centered learning approach will be utilized, authentic performance assessments will be incorporated. Activities will focus on mastering higher order critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the primary assumptions, theories, and measurement techniques used to assess and understand human beings, human behaviors, and the environment in which they operate.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Test Review and Critique
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Readings and Journal Reaction Sheets(5 per semester--6 points each, then averaged at the end of the semester for a maximum of 30 points)
B. Students will also be asked to personally evaluate their achievements in the course based on the stated course objectives and on the evidence of record from the above categories.
C. Course grades will be determined equally from the instructor's assessments of students' performance with the exception of the core assessment.
Individual written assignments will be assessed points on the basis of completeness, accuracy and validity. Points for class participation will be determined according to the degree to which students complete their class presentations; actively engage in small group, experiential activities; and participate in large group discussions of class content material within this complex organization.
Final Letter Grade Assessments:
A--90 - 100 points
B--80- 89 points
C--70 - 79 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students who are absent and excused will be given one week to complete assignments with no penalty. Assignments turned in after one week will have 10 points deducted from the total possible points. Unexcused absences will result in zeroes.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A. Readings and Journal Reaction Sheets: Read all material in text assignments in advance of assigned dates. Examine the material carefully in terms of the personal meaning it holds for you. Assignments correspond directly and support planned class activities and provide a background for understanding and realizing what is taking place. Assessment of readings (for grading purposes) will be done by periodic examination of reaction sheets entered in the student's journal. Examination of journal entries by the instructor will take place two or three times during the course; however entries from the readings are to be made each week (weeks 3 - 7).
NOTE: After reading assigned material, and in advance of assigned dates, write a concise two-page analysis for one chapter from the assigned readings each week. The two-page reaction sheets are to be dated and entered in the student's journal on the appropriate dates assigned. The "summary" will go on the front side of the first page while the student's personal reactions to the readings are to be written on the front side of the second page.
Tentative Class Schedule:
Introduction to Class Ground Rules
Readings: Handouts/Chapters 4, 5, 6/Class Discussion
Week 3 (Sat. June 19th, 2010)
Readings: Chapters 7
Readings: Chapters 8 & 9/Class Discussion
(Assessment of Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities)
Experiential Activity on Cognitive Development/Mind Dynamics
Week 5 (Sat. July 3rd, 2010)
Week 6 (Sat. July 10th ,2010)
Readings: Chapters 12, 13, & 14
(Assessment of Human Development/Personality/Psychological Measures)
Readings: Chapters 15 & 16/Class Discussion
Week 8 (Sat. July 24th, 2010)
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 951. Students will be expected to be in class on time according to the negotiated times given.
2. Students are to give maximum possible notice should they be unable to attend as agreed. If they are unable to attend, they will communicate their intentions to the instructor and complete missing assignments prior to the next class meeting.
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. 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 .
Additional Information:Please use a minimum of eight references for your project, apa style.
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