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Assessment of student achievement

Author: Norman Edward Gronlund
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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"Now in a ninth edition, this resource gives teachers the information they need to develop high-quality assessments to use in their classrooms. Norman E. Gronlund and new co-author C. Keith Waugh present a guide for testing and performance assessment that is rooted in effective classroom instruction and learning. Their approach emphasizes testing as well as performance evaluation - each used when it is most  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Edward Gronlund
ISBN: 9780205597284 0205597289
OCLC Number: 224996218
Description: vi, 234 pages ; 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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"Now in a ninth edition, this resource gives teachers the information they need to develop high-quality assessments to use in their classrooms. Norman E. Gronlund and new co-author C. Keith Waugh present a guide for testing and performance assessment that is rooted in effective classroom instruction and learning. Their approach emphasizes testing as well as performance evaluation - each used when it is most appropriate - as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. With more examples, new recommended reading, and an expanded discussion of how assessment informs instruction, this book offers strategies to assess and then build the skills of all learners."--BOOK JACKET.

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