Assessment Essentials for Standards-Based Education

ISBN-10: 1412955513
ISBN-13: 9781412955515
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Written by an expert in the field of classroom assessment, Essential Assessment Concepts for Teachers and Administrators, Second Edition is a user-friendly resource that helps teachers, administrators, and other school personnel understand how to apply essential assessment concepts in their schools. This guide is also an ideal reference for policymakers in making assessment-related decisions. Whether the assessment is focused on what occurs in the classroom or on externally mandated standardized tests, teachers will learn how to effectively integrate the assessment process with teaching and learning to enhance student learning and promote overall educational goals. The author provides guidelines for developing high-quality assessments and for using them appropriately and discusses important principles of standardized testing, including standards-based testing. This second edition features two new chapters. Chapter 5provides a succinct overview of different assessment techniques and methods, including both constructed-response and closed-end assessments, while Chapter8 discusses grading practices in the context of standards-based education.

James H. McMillan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Foundations of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches educational research and assessment courses and directs the Research and Evaluation Track of the PhD in Education program. He is also Executive Director of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, a partnership of Virginia Commonwealth University and eight Richmond-area school divisions that conducts and disseminates applied research. His current research interests include classroom and large-scale formative assessment. He has recently published the fifth edition of Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction and edited Formative Classroom Assessment: Theory into Practice. He has authored three educational research methods textbooks and published numerous articles in journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice.

Preface
About the Author
Integrated Assessment With Teaching and Learning
Validity
Reliability
Fairness
Assessment Methods, Items, and Techniques
Understanding and Using Numerical Data
Interpreting and Using National and State Large-Scale and Standardized Tests
Grading
References
Index

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