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Classroom Assessment : A Practical Guide for Educators

Classroom Assessment : A Practical Guide for Educators - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1884585494

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ISBN13: 978-1884585494
ISBN10: 1884585493

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing
Published: 2003
International: No
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Classroom Assessment : A Practical Guide for Educators - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1884585494

Craig A. Mertler

ISBN13: 978-1884585494
ISBN10: 1884585493

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

A comprehensive textbook that covers teacher-made and externally developed instruments. Both traditional and newer, alternative assessment techniques are discussed in detail. Graphic organizers provide previews for each chapter. End-of-chapter questions and enrichment activities help students master the material.

Overview

  • Provides detailed information on the functions of assessment, how to develop, administer, and interpret the results of teacher-developed assessment techniques, and how to interpret the results of externally developed instruments such as standardized tests.
  • Both traditional and newer, alternative assessment techniques are covered
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each assessment technique are discussed
  • A companion Web site helps both instructors and students obtain additional information on topics of special interest to them.
  • The numerous examples of the principles and procedures make it easy for students to understand the material.
  • The highly practical nature of this book stems from the focus on how assessment intertwines with other everyday activities in classrooms.
  • Measurement theory and computational procedures that are unlikely to be used by classroom teachers are de-emphasized, producing a textbook that provides comprehensive coverage without being unnecessarily technical.


A comprehensive, practical assessment textbook designed specifically for classroom teachers.

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction to Assessment
Chapter 1 Assessment in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms
Chapter 2 Teaching and Assessment: The Instructional Process
Chapter 3 Characteristics of Assessments
Chapter 4 Overview of Assessment Techniques

PART II Alternative Assessment Techniques
Chapter 5 Informal Assessments
Chapter 6 Performance-Based Assessments
Chapter 7 Portfolio Assessments

PART III Traditional Assessment Techniques
Chapter 8 Objective Test Items
Chapter 9 Subjective Test Items

PART IV Additional Assessment Issues
Chapter 10 Grading Systems
Chapter 11 Interpreting Standardized Tests
Chapter 12 Assessing Group Work
Chapter 13 Assessing Affective Characteristics

Appendix A The Standards for Teacher Competence in the Educational Assessment of Students
Appendix B The Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education
Appendix C A Guide to Descriptive Statistics
Classroom Assessment Glossary

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