Written in a jargon-free, conversational style, this book will prepare teachers-in-training for today's challenging assessment environment. Emphasizing practical strategies, it will help them contribute to valid, day-to-day assessment of student progress as well as guide their students so that they can achieve optimal performance on high-stakes tests. The new eighth edition also emphasizes PRAXIS test preparation scenarios and questions, while also addressing the test items to measure higher-order thinking.
Thomas Kubiszyn is currently Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Houston. He received his M.A and Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, and he received his B.A. at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Gary Borich is currently Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research areas include applied data analysis, program evaluation, and teaching effectiveness.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Contemporary Educational Testing and Measurement.
Chapter 2. "High-Stakes" Testing.
Chapter 3. The Purpose of Testing.
Chapter 4. Norm- and Criterion-Referenced Tests and Content Validity Evidence.
Chapter 5. Measuring Learning Outcomes.
Chapter 6. Writing Objective Test Items.
Chapter 7. Writing Essay and Higher Order Test Items.
Chapter 8. Performance-Based Assessment.
Chapter 9. Portfolio Assessment.
Chapter 10. Administering, Analyzing, and Improving the Written Test.
Chapter 11. Marks and Marking Systems.
Chapter 12. Summarizing Data and Measures of Central Tendency.
Chapter 13. Variability, the Normal Distribution, and Converted Scores.
Chapter 14. Correlation.
Chapter 15. Validity Evidence.
Chapter 16. Reliability.
Chapter 17. Accuracy and Error.
Chapter 18. Standardized Tests.
Chapter 19. Types of Standardized Tests.
Chapter 20. Testing and Assessing Children with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom.
Chapter 21. Assessing Children with Disabilities in Regular Education Classrooms.
Chapter 22. In the Classroom: A Summary Dialogue.
Appendix A: Math Skills Review.
Appendix B: Preparing for the Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching Assessment.
Appendix C: Determining the Median When There are Multiple Tied Scores.
Appendix D: Pearson Product-Moment Correlation.
Appendix E: Statistics and Measurement Texts F: Answers for Practice.