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  • Meeting the Challenges to Measurement in an Era of Accountability

    Edited by Henry Braun

    Under pressure and support from the federal government, states have increasingly turned to indicators based on student test scores to evaluate teachers and schools, as well as students themselves. The focus thus far has been on test scores in those subject areas where there is a sequence of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-19 

  • The Public Understanding of Assessment

    Edited by John Gardner

    Assessment of educational achievement, whether by traditional examinations or by teachers in schools, attracts considerable public interest, particularly when it is associated with ‘high stakes’ outcomes such as university entry or selection for employment. When the individual’s results do not…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 

  • Measuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom

    Edited by Peter Reimann, Susan Bull, Michael Kickmeier-Rust, Ravi Vatrapu, Barbara Wasson

    Integrated information systems are increasingly used in schools, and the advent of the technology-rich classroom facilitates and, often, requires a new degree of ongoing classroom assessment. Able to track web searches, resources use, task completion time and a variety of other classroom behaviors,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09 

  • International Teacher Judgement Practices

    Edited by Val Klenowski

    Human judgements underlie all assessments regarding the quality of students’ understandings, and such judgements are conceptually complex and elusive. The study of the complexity of the judgement process is in its infancy but clearly warrants further critical investigation. However, what is…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 

  • Item Generation for Test Development

    Edited by Sidney H. Irvine, Patrick C. Kyllonen

    Since the mid-80s several laboratories around the world have been developing techniques for the operational use of tests derived from item-generation. According to the experts, the major thrust of test development in the next decade will be the harnessing of item generation technology to the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • Developing and Validating Multiple-choice Test Items

    3rd Edition

    By Thomas M. Haladyna

    This book is intended for anyone who is seriously interested in designing and validating multiple-choice test items that measure understanding and the application of knowledge and skills to complex situations, such as critical thinking and problem solving. The most comprehensive and authoritative…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • Formative Assessments and Teacher Professional Learning

    Edited by Dineke E.H. Tigelaar, Douwe Beijaard

    How can formative assessment be used as a means to support teacher professional learning? This book presents several studies, from different countries, on approaches to formative assessment of teachers, both before they start working, and during their careers. These approaches draw on insights from…

    Hardback – 2015-11-20 

  • Handbook of Test Development

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Suzanne Lane, Mark R. Raymond, Thomas M. Haladyna

    The second edition of the Handbook of Test Development provides graduate students and professionals with an up-to-date, research-oriented guide to the latest developments in the field. Including thirty-two chapters by well-known scholars and practitioners, it is divided into five sections, covering…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02 

  • Testing Regimes, Accountabilities and Education Policy

    Edited by Bob Lingard, Wayne Martino, Goli Rezai-Rashti

    Around the globe, various kinds of testing, including high stakes national census testing, have become meta-policies, steering educational systems in particular directions, and having great effects on schools and on teacher practices, as well as upon student learning and curricula. There has also…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30

  • Recognition of Prior Learning

    Research from around the globe

    Edited by Per Andersson, Andreas Fejes, Fredrik Sandberg

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) has emerged in recent decades as an important policy area and policy concept. It is a phenomenon with a certain variation in practices as well as contexts, concepts and conceptions. However, there is a basic idea about giving recognition to prior learning…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21

  • Technology and Testing

    Improving Educational and Psychological Measurement

    Edited by Fritz Drasgow

    From early answer sheets filled in with number 2 pencils, to tests administered by mainframe computers, to assessments wholly constructed by computers, it is clear that technology is changing the field of educational and psychological measurement. The numerous and rapid advances have immediate…

    Paperback – 2015-09-01

  • Improvising the Curriculum

    Alternatives to Scripted Schooling

    By Michael Corbett, Ann Vibert, Mary Green, Jennifer Rowe

    Equipped with cultural tools like cell phones, computers and video cameras, youth are called upon to improvise and construct themselves symbolically in a continuously connected world; yet new teachers and students are still expected to learn and deliver standardized, placeless forms of scripted…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
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