Classroom Assessment : What Teachers Need to Know

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-03
  • Publisher: Pearson
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The new sixth edition is a user-friendly text filled with features, practical classroom information, and self-assessment exercises. This text covers classroom assessment,No Child Left Behind, formative assessments, instructor accountability, assessment reliability, and assessment validity. Written for pre-service teachers taking courses on assessment.

Author Biography

W. James Popham began his career as a high school teacher in Oregon. He is professor emeritus at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. The author of 30 books, and a former president of the American Educational Research Association, he is the recipient of the National Council on Measurement in Education Award for Career Contributions to Educational Measurement.

Table of Contents

1       Why Do Teachers Need to Know about Assessment            

2       Reliability of Assessment                    

3       Validity             

4       Absence-of-Bias           

5       Deciding What to Assess and How to Assess It        

6       Selected-Response Tests                    

7       Constructed-Response Tests  

8       Performance Assessment                    

9       Portfolio Assessment               

10     Affective Assessment              

11     Improving Teacher-Developed Assessments            

12     Instructionally Oriented Assessment             

13     Making Sense Out of Standardized Test Scores       

14     Appropriate and Inappropriate Test-Preparation Practices              

15     Evaluating Teaching and Grading Students               





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very good March 14, 2011
This purchase is excellent. The book looked new even though it said it was used. This textbook is easy to understand. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! I would suggest this text for any school district that wants to understand the fallibility of standardized/high-stakes tests and wants to be sure that students learn the content represented on these tests and not just how to take the test
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