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The ABCs of educational testing : demystifying the tools that shape our schools

Author: W James Popham
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text builds fundamental knowledge and helps to clarify a lot of the misunderstanding around testing in a conversational tone. It is framed around practical actions that can be taken to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W James Popham
ISBN: 9781506351513 1506351514
OCLC Number: 952978007
Description: xvi, 152 pages : illustrated ; 23 cm
Contents: Why the fuss with educational testing? --
Three primary purposes of educational testing --
Behind standardized testing's cloudy curtain --
Validity: the crux of the caper --
Reliability: considering consistency in inconsistent containers --
Fairness in testing: a long time coming --
Reporting results: where rubber and road meet --
Formative assessment: instructional magic? --
Student's affect: underappreciated, undermeasured --
What next?
Responsibility: W. James Popham.

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