Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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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 readers 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. This book focuses on the basic issues in measurement. Offers an exceptionally readable presentation that does not require extensive math background. Makes frequent cross references to related topics found in other chapters. Increases emphasis on the assessments used by counselor/school psychologist.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Issues in Measurement
Measurement and Numbers
Giving Meaning to Scores
Qualities Desired in Any Measurement Procedure: Reliability
Qualities Desired in Any Measurement Procedure: Validity
Practical Issues Related to Testing
Assessment and Educational Decisions
Aptitude Tests
Standardized Achievement Tests
Performance and Product Evaluation
Interests, Personality, and Adjustment
Attitudes and Rating Scales
Assessment and Exceptional Children
Ethics and Issues in Assessment
Principles of Objective Test Development
Special Topics in Test Development and Use
Calculating the Mean, Standard Deviation, and Correlation Coefficient
Percent of Cases Falling Below Selected Values on the Normal Curve
Sources for Educational
Commercially Available Psychological and Educational Tests and Inventories
Name Index
Subject Index
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