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Educational assessment : tests and measurements in the age of accountability

Author: Robert J Wright
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides coverage of national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Wright
ISBN: 9781412949170 1412949173
OCLC Number: 171151159
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Issues and measurement practices in the schools --
History of testing in American education --
The measurement and description of variables --
Reliability as a measure of test quality --
Validity as a measure of test quality --
Planning and constructing classroom tests --
Classroom development and use of extended answer tests --
Item selection and analysis --
Performance assessments --
Grades, progress reports, and report cards --
Standardized measures of learning --
Testing of aptitude and selection --
Identification of learning problems --
International, national, and statewide testing programs --
Student, family, and teacher factors in test scores --
Test preparation for successful schools --
Accountability and evaluation.
Responsibility: Robert J. Wright.
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"This is the best book I've found for the Test and Measurements course for school counselors." -- Dr. Stacey Solomon "For one of the only times in my career, and according to my master's students' Read more...

 
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