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Assessment of Student Achievement

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10th
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9780132689632

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Pub. Date:
1/6/2012
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Pearson
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Summary

Balanced, concise, and practical, Waugh and Gronlund's Assessment of Student Achievement, Tenth Edition, is the best book on the market for preparing teachers to assess students in their classrooms. Long highly-regarded, this guide offers educators the essential and indispensable tools educators need to support the development of high-quality assessments in the classroom, You will find that this dynamic author team gives equal emphasis to testing and performance assessment-each used when it is most appropriate-as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. A great portion of the textbook is devoted to preparing and using classroom tests and performance assessments, assigning grades, and interpreting standardized test scores to individual students and parents. The book further discusses performance assessment in much greater detail than similar volumes, and also covers assessment in distance-education, and assessment in Action Research. This new revamped edition offers the strongest set of strategies available to you as an educator on assessing then building the skills of alllearners in your classroom using testing and performance assessment rooted in effective classroom instruction and learning.

Author Biography

Dr. C. Keith Waugh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Over his fifteen-year career in academia, Dr. Waugh has held numerous leadership appointments including department chair, and continues to teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in student assessment, research methods, and program evaluation. Dr. Waugh is the author or co-author of over 20 books, articles, and professional papers; a frequent speaker at national conferences and other venues on the topics of assessment and evaluation; and invited regularly to conduct evaluations of post-secondary programs. In 2006, Dr. Waugh was awarded the College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Teacher of the Year Award.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Achievement Assessment and Instruction

Chapter 2: Nature of Student Assessment

Chapter 3: Planning for Assessment

Chapter 4: Validity and Reliability

Chapter 5: Preparing and Using Achievement Tests

Chapter 6: Writing Selection Items: Multiple Choice

Chapter 7: Writing Selection Items: True-False, Matching, and Interpretive Exercise

Chapter 8: Writing Supply Items: Short Answer and Essay

Chapter 9: Performance Assessments

Chapter 10: Assessment in Distance Education

Chapter 11: Grading and Reporting

Chapter 12: Interpreting Standardized Achievement Test Scores

Chapter 13: Using Assessment in Action Research

 

Appendix A: Revised Edition of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

Appendix B: Self-Assessment Answer Key

 



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