The Educational Assessment of Students

The Educational Assessment of Students

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For a wide variety of courses in classroom assessment. This highly respected text offers the most comprehensive discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any classroom assessment text-explaining, giving examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the traditional and alternative assessments teachers use in the classroom. The author explores assessment theories and research findings as they affect teaching and learning, and examines why, when, and how teachers should use assessment in the classroom. To the text's hundreds of practical examples are added checklists to aid in evaluating assessment vehicles and scores of strategies for assessing higher-order thinking, critical-thinking, and problem-solving more

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 26mm | 1,161.21g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130977810
  • 9780130977816

Table of contents

I. THE BASES FOR ASSESSMENT IN THE CLASSROOM. 1. Classroom Decision Making and Using Assessment. 2. Describing the Goals and Learning Targets of Instruction. 3. Validity of Assessment Results. 4. Reliability of Assessment Results. 5. Professional Responsibilities, Ethical Behavior, and Legal Requirements in Educational Assessments. II. CRAFTING AND USING CLASSROOM ASSESSMENTS. 6. Planning for Integrating Assessment and Instruction. 7. Completion, Short-Answer, and True-False Items. 8. Multiple-Choice and Matching Exercises. 9. Essay Assessment Tasks. 10. Higher-Order Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Critical Thinking. 11. Performance, Portfolio, and Authentic Assessments: An Overview. 12. How to Craft Performance Tasks, Projects, Portfolios, Rating Scales, and Scoring Rubrics. 13. Formative Evaluation Using Informal Diagnostic Assessments. 14. Preparing Students to be Assessed and Using Students' Results to Improve Your Assessments. 15. Evaluating and Grading Student Progress. III. INTERPRETING AND USING STANDARDIZED TESTS. 16. Standardized Achievement Tests. 17. Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores. 18. Finding and Evaluating Published Assessments. 19. Scholastic Aptitude, Career Interests, Attitudes, and Personality Tests. Appendix A: Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students. Appendix B: Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education. Appendix C: Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement. Appendix D: Summaries of Taxonomies of Educational Objectives: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor Domains. Appendix E: Categories of Learning Targets Derived from the Dimensions of Learning Model. Appendix F: Assessment of Metacognition. Appendix G: Examples of Alternative Blueprints for a Summative Unit Assessment. Appendix H: Scoring Guide for Oregon's Writing. Appendix I: Basic Statistical Concepts. Appendix J: Computational Procedures for Various Reliability Coefficients. Appendix K: A Limited List of Published Tests. Appendix L: List of Test Publishers and Their Web Sites. References. Glossary. Name Index. Subject more

About Anthony J. Nitko

Anthony J. Nitko is an adjunct professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Arizona, and professor emeritus and former chairperson of the Department of Psychology in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include curriculum-based criterionreferenced testing, integration of testing and instruction, classroom assessment, and the assessment of knowledge and higher-order thinking skills. His publications include the chapter "Designing Tests That Are Integrated with Instruction" in the third edition of Educational Measurement. He co-authored (with C. M. Lindvall) Measuring Pupil Achievement and Aptitude, (with T. C. Hsu) Pitt Educational Testing Aids (PETA, a package of computer programs for classroom teachers), and (with R. Glaser) the chapter "Measurement in Learning and Instruction" in the second edition of Educational Measurement. Dr. Nitko has been the editor of the journal Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice and also d'News, the AERA Division D newsletter. Some of the journals in which his research has appeared are American Educational Research Journal, Applied Measurement in Education, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, Educational Technology, Journal of Educational Measurement, and Research in Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Nitko has been a member of several committees of the American Educational Research Association, was elected secretary of AERA Division D, served on committees of the National Council on Measurement in Education, and was elected to the board of directors and as president of the latter. He received Fulbright awards to Malawi and Barbados and has served as a consultant to various government and private agencies in the United States, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malawi, Namibia, Oman, Vietnam, and more

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