Psychological Testing and Assessment

Psychological Testing and Assessment

  1. Module Title: Psychological Testing and Assessment
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 346
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course aims to teach students about the characteristics, objectives, and wide-ranging effects of psychological testing. Provides detailed presentations on neuropsychological and geriatric assessment, the early uses and abuses of testing, assessment of learning disabilities, testing in special settings, race differences in IQ, and cheating on national group achievement tests. Examines the latest versions of the most widely used tests, examine the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Identify types of psychological tests: IQ/achievement tests, Public safety employment tests, Attitude tests, Neuropsychological tests, Personality tests, Sexological tests, Direct observation tests, Interest tests, Aptitude tests.
    • Evaluate, administer, interpret, construct, and make decisions based on psychological tests
    • Test design & construction, administration, item analysis & norms, reliability, personality assessment.
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59


    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

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