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For undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Measurement Assessment in education, psychology, and counseling. This classic introduction to educational and psychological measurement provides a technically rigorous treatment of the core issues in measurement in an easy-to-read and easy-to comprehend way. In preparing students to become independent users of test information, it describes problems in measurement, explains how these problems are approached and solved, surveys a broad range of sources, and provides guidance in how to find, evaluate, and integrate information about specific tests.
Table of Contents
1. Fundamental Issues in Measurement. 2. Measurement and Numbers. 3. Giving Meaning to Scores. 4. Qualities Desired in Any Measurement Procedure: Reliability. 5. Qualities Desired in Any Measurement Procedure: Validity. 6. Practical Issues Related to Testing. 7. Assessment and Educational Decisions. 8. Aptitude Tests. 9. Standardized Achievement Tests. 10. Performance and Product Evaluation. 11. Interests, Personality, and Adjustment. 12. Attitudes and Rating Scales. 13. Assessment and Exceptional Children. 14. Ethics and Issues in Assessment. 15. Principles of Objective Test Development. 16. Special Topics in Test Development and Use. References. Appendix 1: Calculating the Mean, Standard Deviation, and Correlation Coefficient. Appendix 2: Percent of Cases Falling Below Selected Values on the Normal Curve. Appendix 3: Sources for Educational Appendix 4: Commercially Available Psychological and Educational Tests and Inventories. Name Index. Subject Index.