Developing and Using Classroom Assessments

Developing and Using Classroom Assessments

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For Test and Measurement courses. Also appropriate as a supplement in an Educational Psychology or Teaching Methods course where assessment is given more than cursory treatment.This brief, inexpensive text focuses on how to write, construct, and use assessments in the classroom. It continues to take a balanced approach to assessment, involving both traditional and innovative techniques. It includes the development and use of written tests, informal assessments, portfolios, and performance assessments. This balanced approach to assessment is what prospective teachers need when they get into the more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 430.92g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130942049
  • 9780130942043

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1. Introduction. I. HOW TO ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING YOUR STUDENTS. 2. Determining How Your Assessments Will Be Interpreted and Used. 3. Establishing Measurable Objectives and Goals. 4. Gathering Evidence of Validity. 5. Generalizing Observed Performance to Unobserved Performance. II. HOW TO DEVELOP, ADMINISTER, AND SCORE WRITTEN TESTS. 6. Completion and Short-Answer Items. 7. Essay Items. 8. Multiple-Choice Items. 9. Alternate-Choice Items. 10. Learning How to Take Written Tests. III. HOW TO DEVELOP, ADMINISTER, AND SCORE ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS. 11. Informal Observations and Questions. 12. Considerations When Using Performance Assessments. 13. Creating Performance Assessments. 14. Portfolios. IV. HOW TO USE ASSESSMENTS AND REPORT RESULTS. 15. Integrating Assessment into Instruction. 16. Reporting Student Performance to Parents and Others. 17. Interpreting and Using Standardized Tests. References. more

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