Effective Educational Assessment

Effective Educational Assessment

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This is a core textbook for pre-service teachers in assessment courses. The volume uses a narrative style with numerous examples of common daily events to explain effective application and analysis of achievement data in the classroom. Topics covered would be reviewed in three parts: (1) An overview of the history of assessment (2) current practices, methods and applications, and (3) recommended practices for more effective use of data, appropriate analytical methods, and the implications for improving student achievement.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138902551
  • 9781138902558

About Sean W. Mulvenon

Sean W. Mulvenon is Professor of Educational Statistics and Director of the National Office for Research on Measurement and Evaluation Systems (NORMES) at the University of Arkansas, Fayettevile, USA.show more

Table of contents

1) Understanding Educational Policy and School Accountability Systems. 2) Essential theory of standardized and classroom based assessments. 3) The basics of statistics for use in evaluating student achievement. 4) Key data all States, Districts, and Schools should be providing to teachers. 5) Evaluating student achievement using Guide-Me resource. 6) Parents and Teachers as Partners: Working with parents to improve student achievement. 7) A pep talk for educators on using data and statistics in the age of accountability.show more