Classroom Assessment : What Teachers Need to Know

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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";I have an extremely high opinion of this textbook. This is the only assessment text I have ever used that students actually read consistently. Students frequently comment about their enjoyment of the text and their appreciation for the humor injected throughout the chapters."; Marcy Blackburn, Cameron University ";The topics are presented very clearly, are very well organized, and are sufficiently comprehensive for pre-service teachers."; Brian C. McKevitt, Iowa State University Written in Jim Popham's characteristic witty style, the Fourth Edition of Classroom Assessment addresses the range of assessments that teachers are likely to use in their classrooms. The forces of accountability have changed educational assessment and this new edition now addresses the central issue of how classroom assessment can effectively benefit students when carried out in the context of accountability tests. New legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and issues such as state standards that directly impact classroom testing and teaching, are discussed to present readers with a series of practical action options. In addition, the text continues to analyze more traditional topics such as validity and reliability and discusses the alternative assessments used in today's classrooms. MyLabSchool Discover where the classroom comes to life! MyLabSchool gives you powerful insights into how real classrooms work. From video clips of teachers and students interacting, to sample lessons, portfolio templates, and standards integration, we give you the tools you'll need to succeed in the classroom. MyLabSchool is only available if your instructor has set up a MyLabSchool course. Visit www.mylabschool.com to register-all you need are your instructor's course ID and an access code (FREE when packaged with a new copy of this book or available for purchase at your bookstore) OR a credit card to purchase immediate online access. If your instructor is not using MyLabSchool, ask him or her to consider MyLabSchool to give you every chance to succeed in your course!

Table of Contents

To the Readerp. xi
Why Do Teachers Need to Know about Assessment?p. 1
Reliability of Assessmentp. 29
Validityp. 49
Absence-of-Biasp. 77
Deciding What to Assess and How to Assess Itp. 101
Selected-Response Testsp. 129
Constructed-Response Testsp. 153
Performance Assessmentp. 177
Portfolio Assessmentp. 205
Affective Assessmentp. 223
Improving Teacher-Developed Assessmentsp. 243
Instructionally Oriented Assessmentp. 261
Making Sense Out of Standardized Test Scoresp. 281
Appropriate and Inappropriate Test-Preparation Practicesp. 303
Evaluating Teaching and Grading Studentsp. 321
Four Self-Report Affective Inventories: Description and Usep. 355
Glossaryp. 363
Indexp. 367
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