Psychology (PSYC) - Psychological Measurement I: Measuring Achievement

PSYC 3216  Psychological Measurement I: Measuring Achievement


PSYC 2127


PSYC 3206, PSYC 3207, PSYC 3205


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




The fundamentals of test construction and use are discussed in the contexts of classical and modern test theory. Students will be introduced to the elements of test standardization, reliability, validity and item analysis. In particular, the pros and cons of using essay tests and objective tests to measure achievement will be discussed in association with test norms, test bias, testwiseness, guessing, as well as legal and ethical issues. Students undertake a project to create and then evaluate an achievement test after an item analysis has been completed. This course should be useful to students who aspire to become a teacher.

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