Educational Assessment of Students, 8th edition

  • Susan M. Brookhart
  • Anthony J. Nitko

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Educational Assessment of Students
offers information about the basics of educational measurement and step-by-step instructions on how to use and construct formative and summative assessments for classroom teaching. The text provides complete coverage of educational assessment, including developing plans that integrate teaching and assessment; using formative assessment strategies and providing effective feedback to students; crafting objective, performance, and portfolio assessments; evaluating students and discussing evaluations with parents; and interpreting state-mandated tests and standardized achievement tests.

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Table of contents

Part I: The Bases for Assessment 
1. Classroom Decision Making and Using Assessment 1
2. Describing the Goals of Instruction 18 
3. Validity of Assessment Results 37 
4. Reliability of Assessment Results 66 
5. Professional Responsibilities, Ethical Behavior, and Legal Requirements in Educational Assessments 86

Part II: Crafting and Using Classroom Assessments
6. Planning for Integrating Assessment  and Instruction 107 
7. Diagnostic and Formative  Assessments 132 
8. Providing Formative Feedback 152
9. Fill-in-the-Blank and True-False  Items 166 
10. Multiple-Choice and Matching Exercises 181 
11. Higher-Order Thinking, Problem Solving,  and Critical Thinking 218 
12. Essay Assessment Tasks 240 
13. Performance and Portfolio  Assessments 260 
14. Preparing Your Students to Be Assessed  and Using Students’ Results to Improve  Your Assessments 299 
15. Evaluating and Grading Student Achievement 322

Part III: Interpreting and Using Standardized Tests 
16. Standardized Achievement Tests 354 
17. Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores 377 
18. Finding and Evaluating Published Assessments 411 
19. Scholastic Aptitude, Career Interests, Attitudes, and Personality Tests 425
A. Educational Assessment Knowledge and Skills for Teachers 447 
B. Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education (Revised) 448 
C. Code of Professional Responsibilities  in Educational Measurement 452 
D. Summaries of Taxonomies of Educational Objectives: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor Domains 457
E. Implementing the Principles of Universal Design via Technology-Based Testing 464
F. Basic Statistical Concepts 466
G. Computational Procedures for Various Reliability Coefficients 479 
H. A Limited List of Published Tests 484
I. List of Test Publishers and Their Websites 486 
J. Answers to Even-Numbered Exercises 487

Glossary 491
References 511
Name Index 523
Subject Index 526

Published by Pearson (May 9th 2019) - Copyright © 2019