psych655 | Graduate

Psychometrics

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This course will introduce students to the science and practice of psychological testing and assessment. Students will learn to evaluate the quality of various psychological tests and develop an understanding of the complex process of test development. Social, cultural and ethical issues will be addressed as students examine the psychometric properties and appropriate applications of commonly used educational, intelligence and personality assessment instruments.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Reliability, Validity, and Standardized Scores in Tests and Measurements

    • Differentiate between the types of validity.
    • Explain the criteria for using standardized scores.
    • Demonstrate the use of standard scores.
    • Determine the appropriate scale of measurement in assessment.
    • Differentiate between the types of reliability.

    Intelligence and Achievement Assessment

    • Evaluate the influence of the definitions of intelligence on intelligence testing.
    • Evaluate the validity of measurements of intelligence.
    • Explain the various roles of assessment in education.
    • Differentiate between intelligence and achievement assessments.

    Test Development

    • Conduct a utility analysis.
    • Explain the development process of cut-off scores in psychological testing and assessment.
    • Evaluate various approaches for scaling psychological constructs.
    • Analyze methods of item selection for psychological testing and assessment.

    Personality and Workplace Assessment

    • Analyze the relationship between the major theories of personality and assessments of personality.
    • Describe the application of psychological assessments in the workplace.
    • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of personality assessment methods.

    Clinical and Neuropsychological Assessment

    • Describe the impact of ethical and cultural issues on clinical or counseling assessment.
    • Explain the use of neuropsychological assessment instruments.

    Foundations of Psychological Testing and Assessment

    • Explain the use of psychological testing terminology.
    • Evaluate the assumptions of psychological testing and assessment.
    • Analyze the cultural and legal issues of psychological testing and assessment.
    • Explain the importance of norms in psychological testing and assessment.
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