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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 skills.

  • NEW - Coverage of current topics in assessment including: formative assessment, differentiated instruction, response to intervention, universal design, and using technology for accommodations.
  • NEW - Two new appendices: Implementing the Principles of Universal Design via Technology-Based Testing and Answers to Even-numbered Exercises
  • NEW - Additional practical examples of classroom assessment “as it happens”–Throughout the text. Show students the exceptional range of assessment tools available–provide models for developing assessments, aligning assessments with lesson plans and standards, and creating both traditional and alternative assessments.
  • NEW - Coverage of ways to assess students' writing skills. Teaches students how to write prompts that effectively assess different writing genres–explains the development and use of rubrics to evaluate writing.
  • NEW - An introductory overview in every chapter–Poses the key questions that each chapter addresses and describes how each chapter is organized. Engages students' interest in chapter content–readies them for what's important in each chapter and helps them gauge their understanding.
  • NEW - A glossary. Provides for easy look-up of important terms and concepts.

Synopsis:

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 skills.

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Synopsis:

A highly-respected book in its field, The Educational Assessment of Students 6/e is the most thorough discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any text–explaining, giving practical real-world examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the choices teachers can make in classroom assessment. Theories and research findings abound; the author examines why, when, and how teachers should use assessment in the classroom. Topics include: the bases for assessment in the classroom, crafting and using classroom assessments, and interpreting and using standardized tests. With its extensive and valuable appendix set, this book is a must-have desk reference for teachers and others involved in the field of education.

About the Author

Anthony J. Nitko, Ph.D., is a consultant in educational measurement, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona. He co-authored (with Susan Brookhart) Assessment and Grading in Classrooms (2008). He assisted several countries with classroom assessment, most recently formative student assessment in Ethiopia and portfolio assessment in Jordan.

 

Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., is an education consultant based in Helena, Montana, U.S.A. She was Professor and Department Chair in the School of Education at Duquesne University, where she currently is Senior Research Associate in the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning. She is 2007-2009 editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, a journal of the National Council on Measurement in Education. She has written or co-authored 7 books and over 40 articles on assessment.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Part I

The Bases for Assessment

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                                                                                                                                               

 

Part II

Crafting and Using Classroom Assessments

6 Planning for Integrating Assessment and Instruction                                                         

7 Diagnostic and Formative Assessments                                                                              

8 Completion, Short-Answer, and True-False Items                                                              

9   Multiple-Choice and Matching Exercises                                                                           

10 Essay Assessment Tasks                                                                                                     

11   Higher-Order Thinking, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking                                       

12   Performance and Portfolio Assessments                                                                             

13   Preparing Your Students to Be Assessed and Using Students’ Results to Improve Your Assessments 

14 Evaluating and Grading Student Progress                                                                          

 

Part III

Interpreting and Using Standardized Tests

15 Standardized Achievement Tests                                                                                         

16         Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores                                                                                

17         Finding and Evaluating Published Assessments                                                                 

18         Scholastic Aptitude, Career Interests, Attitudes, and Personality Tests    

                      

Appendixes                                                                                                                                 

Glossary                                                                                                                                         

References                                                                                                                                 

Name Index

Subject Index      

 

 

                                                                                                                              

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132458634
Author:
Nitko, Anthony J.
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Brookhart, Susan M.
Author:
Nitko, Anthony J.
Subject:
Educational tests and measurements
Subject:
Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Education - Assessment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
10.7 x 8.4 x 0.7 in 962 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

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 skills.

NEW TO THIS

"Synopsis" by ,

A highly-respected book in its field, The Educational Assessment of Students 6/e is the most thorough discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any text–explaining, giving practical real-world examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the choices teachers can make in classroom assessment. Theories and research findings abound; the author examines why, when, and how teachers should use assessment in the classroom. Topics include: the bases for assessment in the classroom, crafting and using classroom assessments, and interpreting and using standardized tests. With its extensive and valuable appendix set, this book is a must-have desk reference for teachers and others involved in the field of education.

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