Assessment of Student Achievement

ISBN-10: 0205597289
ISBN-13: 9780205597284
Edition: 9th 2009
List price: $74.60
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Description: nbsp; Provides teachers withnbsp;assessment strategies that work to improve student learning.nbsp;Offers a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment linked to effective classroom instruction and learning. Guides  More...

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Book details

List price: $74.60
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

nbsp; Provides teachers withnbsp;assessment strategies that work to improve student learning.nbsp;Offers a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment linked to effective classroom instruction and learning. Guides teachers, assessment specialists, and professional development coordinators innbsp;preparing and use classroom tests and performance assessments and assigning grades and interpreting standardized test scores to students and parents.nbsp;Written for teachers, training and development professionals, and education assessment specialists in grades K-12. nbsp;

Preface
Achievement Assessment and Instruction
Relation Between Instruction and Assessment
Assessment in the Instructional Process
Other Ways Assessments Can Aid Learning
Teachers' Standards for Student Assessment
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Nature of Student Assessment
Major Types of Assessment Methods
Guidelines for Effective Student Assessment
Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Assessment
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Planning for Assessment
Using Taxonomies as a Guide
Role of Instructional Objectives
Preparing for Assessment
Types of Assessment Procedures
Validity and Reliability in Assessment Planning
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Validity and Reliability
Validity
Reliability
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Preparing and Using Achievement Tests
Specifying the Instructional Objectives
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
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Writing Selection Items: Multiple Choice
Nature of Multiple-Choice Items
Rules for Writing Multiple-Choice Items
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Writing Selection Items: True-False, Matching, and Interpretive Exercise
True-False Items
Matching Items
The Interpretive Exercise
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Writing Supply Items: Short Answer and Essay
Short-Answer Items
Essay Questions
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Performance Assessments
Components of Performance Skills
Stating Objectives for Performance Assessment
Restricted and Extended Performance Tasks
Steps in Preparing Performance Assessments
Making Performance Assessments More Authentic
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Preparing for Performance Assessments
Prepare the Environment
Prepare the Student
Prepare the Observer
Diagnostic Performance Assessments
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Portfolio Assessment
Advantages of Using Classroom Portfolios
Planning for the Use of Portfolios
Evaluating the Portfolio
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
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
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Interpreting Standardized Achievement Test Scores
Features of Standardized Achievement Tests
Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores
Criterion-Referenced Interpretation
Summary of Points
References and Additional Reading
Revised Edition of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Glossary
Index

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