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Title: PSYC 338-01, Psychological Assessment, Spring 2008
Authors: Panter, Janet
Keywords: Psychology, Department of;Syllabus;Text;Curriculum;2008 Spring
Issue Date: 9-Jan-2008
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: By the end of this course, the student will demonstrate the following skills: • Critically evaluate psychoeducational tests for psychometric soundness, theoretical reliability, and appropriate uses. • Administer, score, and interpret psychoeducational tests designed to measure functioning one or more of the following domains: cognitive, academic achievement, adaptive behavior, and personality (objective and projective). • Conduct diagnostic evaluation of elementary students’ math skills, provide instruction to remediate those skills, and conduct follow-up testing. • Apply psychometric principles and test construction theory to evaluate psychoeducational instruments; understand and critique research using formal and informal measures; and choose appropriate instruments for a variety of uses, such as research or diagnosis. • Understand issues related to multicultural assessment and explain ways to avoid test bias or unfair decision-making based on test results. • Explain the legal issues surrounding psychological assessment. • Recognize and report the limitations of testing and the factors that might cause scores to be misinterpreted.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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