9780130137081

Educational Assessment of Students

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130137081

  • ISBN10:

    0130137081

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

A highly-respected book in its field, "The Educational Assessment of Students 4/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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

PART I The Bases for Assessment in the Classroom 1(102)
Classroom Decision Making and Using Assessment
2(19)
Describing the Goals and Learning Targets of Instruction
21(15)
Validity of Assessment Results
36(26)
Reliability of Assessment Results
62(17)
Professional Responsibilities, Ethical Behavior, and Legal Requirements in Educational Assessments
79(24)
PART II Crafting and Using Classroom Assessments 103(268)
Planning for Integrating Assessment and Instruction
104(25)
Completion, Constructed-Response, and True-False Items
129(15)
Multiple-Choice and Matching Exercises
144(40)
Essay Assessment Tasks
184(17)
Higher-Order Thinking, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking
201(39)
Performance, Alternative, and Authentic Assessments
240(26)
Performance Tasks, Portfolios, Rating Scales, and Scoring Rubrics
266(27)
Formal and Informal Diagnostic Assessments
293(17)
Preparing Students to Be Assessed and Using Students' Results to Improve Your Assessments
310(25)
Evaluating and Grading Student Progress
335(36)
PART III Interpreting and Using Standardized Tests 371(84)
Standardized Achievement Tests
372(20)
Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores
392(30)
Finding and Evaluating Published Assessments
422(10)
Scholastic Aptitude, Career Interests, Attitudes, and Personality Tests
432(23)
Appendixes 455(37)
References 492(11)
Author Index 503(3)
Index 506

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