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Assessment of student achievement

Author: Norman Edward Gronlund
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Edward Gronlund
ISBN: 9780205597284 0205597289
OCLC Number: 224996218
Description: vi, 234 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Achievement assessment and instruction --
Relation between instruction and assessment --
Assessment in the instructional process --
Other ways assessments can aid learning --
Teachers' standards for student assessment --
Summary of points --
References and additional readings --
2. Nature of student assessment --
Major types of assessment methods --
Guidelines for effective student assessment --
Norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
3. Planning for assessment --
Using taxonomies as a guideline --
Role of instructional objectives --
Preparing for assessment --
Types of assessment procedures --
Validity and reliability in assessment planning --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
4. Validity and reliability --
Validity --
Reliability --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
5. preparing and using achievement tests --
Specifying the instructional objectives --
Preparing the test specifications --
Considerations in constructing relevant test items --
General guidelines for item writing --
Arranging the items in the test --
Preparing directions --
Administering and scoring the test --
Analyzing the effectiveness of test items --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
6. Writing selection items : multiple choice --
Nature of multiple-choice items --
Rules for writing multiple-choice items --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
7. Writing selection items : true-false, matching, and interpretive exercise --
True-false items --
Matching items --
The interpretive exercise --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
8. Writing supply items : short answer and essay --
Short-answer items --
Essay questions --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
9. Performance assessments --
Components of performance skills --
Stating objectives for performance assessment --
Restricted and extended performance tasks --
Steps in preparing performance assessments --
Making performance assessments more authentic --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
10. Preparing for performance assessments --
Prepare the environment --
Prepare the student --
Prepare the observer --
Diagnostic performance assessments --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
11. Portfolio assessment --
Advantages of using classroom portfolios --
Planning for the use of portfolios --
Evaluating the portfolio --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
12. Grading and reporting --
Selecting the basis for grading --
Combining data for grading --
Electronic grading --
Guidelines for effective and fair grading --
Reporting to students and parents --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
13. Interpreting standardized achievement test scores --
Features of standardized achievement tests --
Interpreting norm-references scores --
Criterion-referenced interpretation --
Summary of points --
References and additional reading --
Appendix : Revised edition of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Norman E. Gronlund, C. Keith Waugh.

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