Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice that Enhance Student Learning and Motivation, 8th edition

  • James H. McMillan

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Readers will learn how to create or choose the right kind of high-quality assessment needed in a particular teaching situation.
    • Specific examples detail structured exercises, pretests, in-class assignments, quizzes, unit tests, structured response items and more.
    • Coverage of the construction and evaluation of different types of assessment shows how to design effective assessments.
  • Case studies and reflection questions begin each chapter to engage readers in actual classroom assessment scenarios (with answers at the end of the chapter).
  • Practical suggestions for action research at the end of each chapter encourage students to gather information from real-life contexts.
  • Checklists for writing and evaluating items provide concise guidelines to follow.

Published by Pearson (May 22nd 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137871636

Subject: Educational Psychology

Category: Classroom Assessment

Table of contents

  1. The Role of Assessment in Teaching and Learning
  2. Standards and Cognitive Learning Targets
  3. High-Quality Classroom Assessment
  4. Informal/Embedded Formative Assessment
  5. Formal Formative Assessment
  6. Planning and Implementing Summative Classroom Assessments
  7. Using Large-Scale Standards-Based, Growth and Other Standardized Tests
  8. Selected-Response Assessment: Multiple-Choice, Binary-Choice, Matching, and Interpretive Items
  9. Constructed-Response Assessment: Completion, Short-Answer, and Essay Items
  10. Performance Assessment: Projects, Papers and Presentations
  11. Portfolios: Paper and Digital
  12. Assessing Social and Intrapersonal Dispositions and Skills
  13. Assessment for Students with Disabilities and Exceptionalities
  14. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Assessment
  15. Grading and Reporting Student Performance 


  1. Fundamental Descriptive Statistics and Scaled Scores
  2. Example of Student Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  3. Self-Instructional Review Exercise Answers

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