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1st Edition

Classroom Assessment
A Practical Guide for Educators

ISBN 9781884585494
Published January 1, 2003 by Routledge
338 Pages

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Book Description

• 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.

Table of Contents

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


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