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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).
PS 302 Tests & Measurements
S1B 2011 BL
Senior Adjunct Faculty
MA, CounselingBS, Management Health Care
Ft. Bliss, TX Campus
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
January 10 through March 6, 2011
Monday and Wednesday
Textbook: Cohen, Ronald Jay and Swerdlik, Mark E., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2010. Psychological Testing and Assessment, 7th Edition. ISBN 10: 0-07-312909-9
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/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Test Review and Critique
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Grading: The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements: Psychological Test/Test presentation and research paper, Mid-term exam and Final exam. The following will be used to assign course grades: 90 - 100 = A, 80- 89 = B, 70 - 79 = C, 60 - 69 = D. Below 60 = F.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the Instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones are to be in silent mode or turned off. Sidebar conversations will not be allowed during lectures/presentations. Common courtesy should be observed at all times!
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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