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2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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ED 401 - Measurements and Evaluation

This course will introduce the student to the historical perspectives in educational testing. Further study in various test types, test construction, and fundamental descriptive statistics will build skills in understanding, evaluating, and using test instruments. The content of the course will provide the tools to determine whether a test measures what it is intended to measure and if the test results are dependable and consistent.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Calculate and apply descriptive statistics for analyzing, interpreting, and reporting assessment data.
  • Define the different types of reliability and validity, and describe how they are used to evaluate aspects of a test or testing procedure.
  • Explain the major categories of tests according to the procedures used (e.g. group vs. individual, standardized, diagnostic, and informal) as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure.
  • Describe a situation and demonstrate the purpose for the applications of tests in a specific professional setting (i.e. education, health care, business, etc.).
  • Describe the history of assessment and analyze current issues and ethical standards in testing.
  • Relate learning to previous and future personal and professional uses of testing procedures.


Credits: 3

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