Assessment of Student Achievement

ISBN-10: 0205268587
ISBN-13: 9780205268580
Edition: 6th 1998
List price: $48.00
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Description: This book is a practical guide for assessing the effectiveness of classroom instruction. The new title, Assessment of Student Achievement, Sixth Edition, reflects a greater emphasis on types of achievement assessments other than classroom testing.  More...

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Book details

List price: $48.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/6/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This book is a practical guide for assessing the effectiveness of classroom instruction. The new title, Assessment of Student Achievement, Sixth Edition, reflects a greater emphasis on types of achievement assessments other than classroom testing. It stresses the importance of using both classroom tests and performance assessments for a comprehensive assessment of all intended learning outcomes. In addition, a chapter is devoted to each of the following topics: how to prepare and use classroom tests and performance assessments and how to assign grades and interpret standardized test scores to students and parents. The material is presented in a simple, direct, and understandable manner.

Preface
Achievement Assessment and Instruction
Relation between Instruction and Assessment
Assessment in the Instructional Process
Other Ways Assessment Can Aid Learning
Teachers' Standards for Student Assessment
Nature of Student Assessment
Major Types of Assessment Methods
Guidelines for Effective Student Assessment
Validity and Reliability in Assessment Planning
Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Assessment
Content Standards and Student Achievement
Nature of Content Standards
Examples of Content Standards
Content Standards, Teaching and Assessment
Planning for Assessment
Using the Revised Taxonomy of Educational Objectives as a Guide
Role of Instructional Objectives
Preparing for Assessment
Types of Assessment Procedures
Preparing and Using Achievement Tests
Preparing the Test Specifications
Considerations in Constructing Relevant Test Items
General Guidelines for Item Writing
Arranging the Items in the Test
Preparing Directions
Administering and Scoring the Test
Analyzing the Effectiveness of Test Items
Writing Selection Items: Multiple Choice
Nature of Multiple-Choice Items
Rules for Writing Multiple-Choice Items
Writing Selection Items: True-False, Matching, and Interpretive Exercise
True-False Items
Matching Items
The Interpretive Exercise
Writing Supply Items: Short Answer and Essay
Short-Answer Items
Essay Questions
Performance Assessments
Components of Performance Skills
Stating Objectives for Performance Assessment
Restricted and Extended Performance Tasks
Steps in Preparing Performance Assessments
Specifying the Performance Outcomes
Selecting the Focus of the Assessment
Selecting an Appropriate Degree of Realism
Selecting the Performance Situation
Making Performance Assessment More Authentic
Selecting the Method of Observing, Recording, and Scoring
Improving Performance Assessments
Portfolio Assessment
Advantages of Using Classroom Portfolios
Planning for the Use of Portfolios
Evaluating the Portfolio
Grading and Reporting
Selecting the Basis for Grading
Combining Data for Grading
Electronic Grading
Guidelines for Effective and Fair Grading
Reporting to Students and Parents
Interpreting Standardized Achievement Test Scores
Features of Standardized Achievement Tests
Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores
Percentile Ranks
Grade Equivalent Scores
Standard Scores
Criterion-Referenced Interpretation
Validity and Reliability
Validity
Reliability
Glossary
Index
Appendix

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