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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)


Varies (self study, self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

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.


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 a 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).