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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Foundations of Psychological Testing (PSY-217)

Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

Varies (self study, self-paced). 

Dates: 

December 2019 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: trace the history of psychological testing; identify the professional practice standards of associations and societies most relevant to psychological testing; evaluate different levels of measurement and the procedures for interpreting test scores; discuss the concept of a construct; examine the scientific approach to constructing, administering and using survey data; investigate how to develop and assess a test; and investigate using tests in educational, clinical, counseling and workplace settings.

Instruction: 

This course introduces students to the basics of psychological testing as well as psychometrics and statistics. The material focuses on the foundational concepts and issues using real-life examples and situations. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Psychological Testing (1/20).

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