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Use of internet/websites
Personal interviews/field trips
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/.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. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy: Instructor facilitates lively discussion of topics and ideas surrounding the testing arena. Students are expected to be 100% in the exchange of ideas and the learning process. Instructor emphasizes critical thinking and values each student's opinion and expression. 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 OutcomesStudents will learn the components of good and fair testing practicesStudents will design a test using best design methodologyStudents will evaluate the appropriate test to use in particular scenariosCore 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).
PS 302 Tests and Measurements
S1B 2012 BL
Barnes, Ronnie G.
Senior Adjunct Professor of Psychology/Sociology
B.S. Education, Atlantic Christian CollegeM. Ed. Education, Guidance and Counseling, Campbell UniversityK-12 Guidance Counselor
Park at Ft. Bliss, TX campus
January 16 through March 11 2012
Cohen & Swerdlik, Psychological Testing and Assessment: An Introduction to Tests and Measurement - Text Only, 7th Edition, 2010, McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-312909-9
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 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/.
Educational Philosophy: Instructor facilitates lively discussion of topics and ideas surrounding the testing arena. Students are expected to be 100% in the exchange of ideas and the learning process. Instructor emphasizes critical thinking and values each student's opinion and expression.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Test Review and Critique
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not be accepted without prior instructor approval. It may result in the lowering of the final grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones are to be turned off or in the silent, vibrate mode. Common courtesies apply. No sidebar conversations during presentations.
Introductions, ground rules, course requirements, course overview, review syllabus, presentation assignments. Read Chapters 1-3.
Lecture Chapters 1-3. Video: “Testing and Intelligence”. Begin presentations. Read Chapters 4-7.
Lecture Chapters 4-7. Continue presentations. Midterm Exam review. Read Chapters 8-9.
MIDTERM EXAM (Chapters 1-7)
Lecture Chapters 8-9. Video: “Testing and Schools”. Continue presentations. Read Chapters 10-11.
Lecture Chapters 10-11. Continue presentations. Read Chapters 12-13. Read Chapter 14.
Lecture Chapter 14. Complete presentations. Review Final Exam.
FINAL EXAM (Chapters 8-14). Turn in all assigned work.
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