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M. David Miller has been working in the field of assessment and evaluation for more than 25 years. He is a Professor in Research Methods and Evaluation at the University of Florida. He is also the Director of the Collaborative Assessment and Program Evaluation Services, which conducts evaluation and assessments of public school programs and NSF grants at the UF. As part of this work, he is also the Director of the University of Florida’s Quality Enhancement Plan, which is looking at ways to prepare undergraduates to compete in an international environment. He has also been a co-Director of a state K-12 assessment program and was the data analyst for the Second International Mathematics Study.
Robert L. Linn is a Distinguished Professor emeritus of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and Lifetime National associate of the National Academies. He is a former President of the Division of Evaluation and Measurement of the American Psychological Association, former President of the National Council on Measurement in Education, former Vice President of the American Educational Research Association for the Division of Measurement and Research methodology, and former President of the American Educational Research Association. He is widely published in educational measurement and has received several awards, including the ETS Award for Distinguished Service to Measurement, the E. L. Thorndike Award, the E. F. Lindquist Award, the National Council on Measurement in Education Career Award, and the American Educational Research Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Educational Research.
Table of Contents
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
By M. David Miller and Robert Linn
Part I: The Measurement and Assessment Process
Chapter 1: Educational Testing and Assessment: Context, Issues, and Trends
Chapter 2: The Role of Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Chapter 3: Instructional Goals and Objectives: Foundation for Assessment
Chapter 4: Validity
Chapter 5: Reliability and Other Desired Characteristics
Part II: Classroom Tests and Assessments
Chapter 6: Planning Classroom Tests and Assessments
Chapter 7: Constructing Objective Test Items: Simple Forms
Chapter 8: Constructing Objective Test Items: Multiple Choice Forms
Chapter 9: Measuring Complex Achievement: The Interpretive Exercise
Chapter 10: Measuring Complex Achievement: Essay Questions
Chapter 11: Measuring Complex Achievement: Performance-Based Assessments
Chapter 12: Portfolios
Chapter 13: Assessment Procedures: Observational Techniques, Peer Appraisal, and Self-Report
Chapter 14: Assembling, Administering, and Appraising Classroom Tests and Assessments
Chapter 15: Grading and Reporting
Part III: Selecting and Using Published Tests
Chapter 16: Achievement Tests
Chapter 17: Aptitude Tests
Chapter 18: Test Selection, Administration, and Use
Chapter 19: Interpreting Test Scores and Norms
Appendix A: Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Appendix B: Content Standards
Appendix C: Elementary Statistics
Appendix D: Relating Assessment Procedures to Instructional Objectives
Appendix E: Selected Published Tests
Appendix F: Test Publishers
Appendix G: Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students
Appendix H: Professional Journals for Locating Measurement and Assessment Articles