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Assessment of Student Achievement,9780205457274

Assessment of Student Achievement

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780205457274

ISBN10:
0205457274
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This text is a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment linked to effective classroom instruction and learning. A portion of the text is devoted to each of the following topics: how to prepare and use classroom tests and performance assessments and how to assign grades and interpret standardized test scores to students and parents. The material is presented in an accessible, direct, and brief format.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
1 Achievement Assessment and Instruction
1(13)
Relation between Instruction and Assessment
3(1)
Assessment in the Instructional Process
3(6)
Other Ways Assessments Can Aid Learning
9(2)
Teachers' Standards for Student Assessment
11(1)
Summary of Points
12(1)
References and Additional Reading
13(1)
2 Nature of Student Assessment
14(17)
Major Types of Assessment Methods
15(3)
Guidelines for Effective Student Assessment
18(4)
Validity and Reliability in Assessment Planning
22(4)
Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Assessment
26(3)
Summary of Points
29(1)
References and Additional Reading
30(1)
3 Content Standards and Student Achievement
31(10)
Nature of Content Standards
32(1)
Examples of State Content Standards
33(5)
Content Standards, Teaching, and Assessment
38(1)
Summary of Points
39(1)
References and Additional Reading
40(1)
4 Planning for Assessment
41(13)
Using the Revised Taxonomy of Educational Objectives as a Guide
42(3)
Role of Instructional Objectives
45(4)
Preparing for Assessment
49(1)
Types of Assessment Procedures
50(2)
Summary of Points
52(1)
References and Additional Reading
53(1)
5 Preparing and Using Achievement Tests
54(21)
Specifying the Instructional Objectives
55(2)
Preparing the Test Specifications
57(3)
Considerations in Constructing Relevant Test Items
60(6)
General Guidelines for Item Writing
66(2)
Arranging the Items in the Test
68(1)
Preparing Directions
68(2)
Administering and Scoring the Test
70(1)
Analyzing the Effectiveness of Test Items
70(3)
Summary of Points
73(1)
References and Additional Reading
74(1)
6 Writing Selection Items: Multiple Choice
75(18)
Nature of Multiple-Choice Items
75(2)
Rules for Writing Multiple-Choice Items
77(14)
Summary of Points
91(1)
References and Additional Reading
92(1)
7 Writing Selection Items: True-False, Matching, and Interpretive Exercise
93(17)
True-False Items
94(6)
Matching Items
100(3)
The Interpretive Exercise
103(5)
Summary of Points
108(1)
References and Additional Reading
109(1)
8 Writing Supply Items: Short Answer and Essay
110(16)
Short-Answer Items
111(4)
Essay Questions
115(9)
Summary of Points
124(1)
References and Additional Reading
125(1)
9 Performance Assessments
126(30)
Components of Performance Skills
127(1)
Stating Objectives for Performance Assessment
128(1)
Restricted and Extended Performance Tasks
128(2)
Steps in Preparing Performance Assessments
130(1)
Specifying the Performance Outcomes
130(2)
Selecting the Focus of the Assessment
132(2)
Selecting an Appropriate Degree of Realism
134(1)
Selecting the Performance Situation
135(10)
Making Performance Assessment More Authentic
145(1)
Selecting the Method of Observing, Recording, and Scoring
146(6)
Improving Performance Assessments
152(1)
Summary of Points
152(3)
References and Additional Reading
155(1)
10 Portfolio Assessment 156(13)
Advantages of Using Classroom Portfolios
157(1)
Planning for the Use of Portfolios
158(4)
Evaluating the Portfolio
162(5)
Summary of Points
167(1)
References and Additional Reading
168(1)
11 Grading and Reporting 169(14)
Selecting the Basis for Grading
170(5)
Combining Data for Grading
175(3)
Electronic Grading
178(1)
Guidelines for Effective and Fair Grading
178(2)
Reporting to Students and Parents
180(1)
Summary of Points
181(1)
References and Additional Reading
182(1)
12 Interpreting Standardized Achievement Test Scores 183(18)
Features of Standardized Achievement Tests
184(1)
Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores
185(1)
Percentile Ranks
186(3)
Grade Equivalent Scores
189(1)
Standard Scores
190(6)
Criterion-Referenced Interpretation
196(2)
Summary of Points
198(1)
References and Additional Reading
199(2)
13 Validity and Reliability 201(22)
Validity
202(10)
Reliability
212(9)
Summary of Points
221(1)
References and Additional Reading
222(1)
Glossary 223(2)
Appendix: Revised Edition of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives 225(4)
Index 229


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