1st Edition

Classroom Assessment A Practical Guide for Educators

By Dr Craig Mertler Copyright 2003
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    338 Pages
    by Routledge

    • Provides detailed information on

    · the functions of assessment;

    · how to construct, administer, and interpret the results of teacher-developed assessment techniques; and

    · how to interpret the results of externally developed instruments such as standardized tests.

    • Both traditional and newer, alternative assessment techniques are covered.

    • Advantages and disadvantages of each assessment technique are discussed.

    • A companion website helps both instructors and students obtain additional information on topics of special interest to them.

    • Numerous examples of the principles and procedures make it easy for students to understand the material.

    • The highly practical nature of this book stems from the focus on how assessment intertwines with other everyday activities in classrooms.

    • Measurement theory and computational procedures that are unlikely to be used by classroom teachers are de-emphasized, producing a textbook that provides comprehensive coverage without being unnecessarily technical.

    Part I: Introduction to Classroom Assessment

    Chapter 1: Assessment in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms

    Chapter 2: Teaching and Assessment: The Instructional Process

    Chapter 3: Characteristics of Assessments

    Chapter 4: Overview of Assessment Techniques

    Part II: Alternative Assessment Techniques

    Chapter 5: Informal Assessments

    Chapter 6: Performance-Based Assessments

    Chapter 7: Portfolio Assessments

    Part III: Traditional Assessment Techniques

    Chapter 8: Objective Test Items

    Chapter 9: Subjective Test Items

    Part IV: Additional Assessment Issues

    Chapter 10: Grading Systems

    Chapter 11: Interpreting Standardized Tests

    Chapter 12: Assessing Group Work

    Chapter 13: Assessing Affective Characteristics

    Appendix A: The Standards for Teacher Competence in the Educational Assessment of Students

    Appendix B: The Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education

    Appendix C: A Guide to Descriptive Statistics

    Classroom Assessment Glossary



    Mertler, Dr Craig