ASSESSMENT 1: Test administration and feedback
The aims of this assessment are to allow students to demonstrate their ability to administer a typical cognitive ability test (WASI-II), to score and interpret psychometric test results, and to provide verbal feedback to a testee.
In pairs, students administer a cognitive ability test (WASI-II) to a classmate. Students must record themselves administering one subtest from the WASI and submit an MP4 file via iLearn. Students will then score and interpret subtests that constitute either the Verbal IQ (VIQ) or Performance IQ (PIQ) indices. Students will record themselves providing verbal feedback to the testee on this index and submit an MP4 file via iLearn. Finally, students will record themselves providing verbal feedback on a factor from the 16PF (scores and factor to be provided by lecturer).
Please use the marking rubric (see iLearn) as a guide for how your administration and delivery will be assessed.
Assessment 2: Group presentation
The major aim of this assignment is to enable students to demonstrate their ability to critically evaluate a commercially available psychological test instrument that is appropriate for use in organisational settings. This assignment will also provide students with an opportunity to improve their oral presentation skills, their ability to develop suitable visual aids, and their teamwork skills.
Your small group’s task is to give a 30-minute oral presentation to the class that includes:
- A description of the test content, response format, assessment time etc.
- A demonstration and description of how to administer and score the test (can be pre-recorded).
- Information and evaluation of reliability, validity, norms and any other relevant psychometrics.
- An evaluation of the test, including comment on any objective published critiques.
- A 1-page handout that summarises your presentation of the test.
- Time for questions from the class.
Each team member must be involved in verbally presenting information. PowerPoint slides (or similar) should be used to enhance the presentation. The delegation of work is ultimately decided by the groups.
Please use the marking rubric (see iLearn) as a guide for what should be included in your presentation.
ASSESSMENT 3: Written report on test results
The aims of this assessment are to allow students to demonstrate their ability to interpret psychometric test results and present their findings in an appropriate format for a corporate client.
The task involves:
- Scoring the 16PF personality test (raw scores provided by lecturer).
- Preparing a written report (double spaced, 12 font, 2.5cm margins) of NOT MORE than 1800 words for ATIC, which includes the results of both a cognitive ability test and the 16PF personality test (available on iLearn).
Please use the marking rubric (see iLearn) as a guide for what should be included in your report.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS
All assessments must be submitted as a word document NOT pdf, online via the unit website. In the case of presentations, PowerPoint files should be emailed to the lecturer for uploading onto unit webpage. Assessments submitted via email will not usually be accepted. Students submitting assessments online are also endorsing a declaration relating to originality, appropriate academic conduct, and conformity to assessment requirements. Assessments may be evaluated for originality using the Turnitin database. A copy of the assessment must be kept as proof that the assignment was completed and submitted.
Request for Extensions
Extensions are granted by the unit chair. Ordinarily, no extensions of time for submission of written work will be granted since ample time for preparation will have been given. If an extension is required for medical or other extenuating circumstances, students may request this in writing through ask.mq.edu.au with supporting documentary evidence (such as medical certificate, counsellor note, or similar). All requests for extensions must be made prior to the due date for the assignment.
Assignment submissions will not be accepted after the return of marked assignments.
As described in the Academic Integrity Policy, plagiarism is a particularly serious case of unprofessional and unethical academic misconduct. All written assignment submissions are evaluated using the Turnitin database system to determine if material has been copied from other students, published academic papers, or other online sources. If evidence of plagiarism is found it will be reported to the appropriate university authorities. Do not take the risk.
Late submissions will receive a 5% per day penalty including weekends and public holidays. If you submit the assessment task 10 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, you will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks.
Word count penalties
5% of the possible mark will be deducted per 100 words over the word limit for the assessment task.