Modern Educational Measurement Practical Guidelines for Educational Leaders

ISBN-10: 0205287700

ISBN-13: 9780205287703

Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: W. James Popham

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This thorough re-orientation of Modern Educational Measurement provides the most useful tools for accurate assessment of students and how well the goals of curricula are met. Overhauled to approach the topic from the perspective of the people in the trenches who must master the uses and abuses of testing methods and assessment instruments, this text offers timely, well-documented, and extremely practical information on this important subject. Further, it presents the material in a way that makes it more interesting and engaging than other texts on the market. The book aims to help educational leaders, the administrators and the teachers who must grapple with the problems and the methods of assessment in order to improve educational practices for students everywhere.
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Book details

List price: $184.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 466
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Preface
Why Measure; What to Measure, and How to Interpret What's Been Measured
Measurement's Importance to Educational Leaders
What to Measure and How to Interpret Results
How to Evaluate Educational Assessments
Instructional Contribution
The Validity of Assessment-Based Interpretations
Reliability of Assessment Devices
Absence of Bias
High-Quality Comparative Data
Creating Educational Tests
Tying Down the Assessment Domain
Selected-Response Items
Constructed-Response Items
Performance and Portfolio Assessment
Improving Test Items
Creating Affective Measures
Using Educational Tests
Administering Educational Tests and Using the Results
Standardized Achievement Tests: Marvelous Measures - Often Misused
Statistical Concepts Needed to Evaluate and Use Educational Tests
Index
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