Chapter 1: Psychological Testing and Assessment What a Test Is Measurement device Designed to do what? What does it allow? Narrow focus Tests Psychological Tests Overt Covert Categories of Psychological Tests Ability Tests Achievement Aptitude Intelligenc
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Psychology 3900 Project Report Grade Sheet General Format Problems _ _ _ _ _ _ Top and bottom margins Left and right margins Parts of paper in wrong order Double space throughout paper Page numbers and/or headers Other:
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To increase understanding of item analysis and provide firsthand experience in
calculation of difficulty (p) and discrimination (d) indexes.
After a test has been administered and scored, a post hoc analysis i
TRANSFORMED SCORES - PERCENTILE RANKS
To provide first hand experience with transformed scores thereby increasing
Test results, especially standardized tests, are typically reported in transformed score
units. For example, an exa
PART I - OBJECTIVE: To provide first hand experience with personality test scales, thereby increasing understanding of known test scales.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Most personality tests contain a number of scales. Clinical scales like t
To increase understanding of the concept of reliability and to provide first hand
experience with the calculation of interscorer and test-retest reliabilities.
GENERAL INFORMATION - RELIABILITY
The term reliability as used in the fi
TRANSFORMED SCORES - STANDARD SCORES
To gain greater understanding of standard scores through first hand experience.
Like percentile ranks, standard and standardized scores have universal meaning. One
of the most popular standardized scores is
OBJECTIVE: To increase the understanding of the concept of validity and to provide an
exercise in the calculation and interpretation of one type of validity.
GENERAL INFORMATION VALIDITY
The concept of validity in the field of testing refers to a
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PSYC 3900, TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS, 3 CREDIT HOURS
FALL SEMESTER 2011
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
- Chinese Proverb
Chapter 12: Personality Assessment - An Overview What is personality? Unique constellation of psychological states and traits (Cohen & Swerdlik, 2010) Trait v. State Trait relatively enduring State interaction Goals of Personality Tests Why assess persona
Chapter 2: Historical, Cultural, And Legal/Ethical Considerations A Historical Perspective Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century The Nineteenth Century The Twentieth Century The measurement of intelligence The measurement of personality Measurement in vario
Chapter 3: A Statistics Refresher What are Scales of Measurement? Nominal Categories Ordinal Magnitude Interval Magnitude and equal interval Ratio All others and has a true zero point Examples Groups of low, medium, high? How much you like something? 1 no
Chapter 4: Of Tests and Testing 12 Assumptions in Psychological Testing and Assessment Assumption 1: Psychological traits and states exist Assumption 2: Psychological traits and states can be quantified and measured Assumption 3: Various approaches to mea
Chapter 5: Reliability Concepts Definition of Reliability Test consistency Classical Test Theory X = T + Obtained True Score Score E Random Error
Estimation of Reliability Correlation coefficients (r) are used to estimate reliability The proportion of v
Chapter 6: Validity Concepts Definition Accuracy: validate the interpretation of test performance Face Validity Degree to which a test superficially appears to measure domain Math test Establishing Construct Validity Content Validity Criterion-related Val
Chapter 8: Test Development Test Conceptualization: Specification of Test Purpose Specify the objective of the test What is the goal of testing? Define the Attribute What is the construct that you are measuring? Operational definition Identify the Subject
Chapter 9: Intelligence and Its Measurement What is intelligence? Definitions Intervening Variables Factor Analytic Approaches Alternative Approaches Binet Scales Wechsler Scales Definitions Galton Binet Wechsler Piaget Nature of Intelligence Innate vs. E
Chapter 10: Tests of Intelligence The Binet Scales Directed by the French government to develop a test for identifying mentally retarded school children for special instruction Considered the first intelligence test (1905) Binet-Simon Scale Contrasted Pre
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