Educational Assessment of Students, 6th Edition
©2011 |Pearson |
Anthony J. Nitko, Professor Emeritus, Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Susan M. Brookhart, Duquesne University
©2011 |Pearson |
For a wide variety of courses in classroom assessment.
This highly respected text offers the most comprehensive discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any classroom assessment text—explaining, giving examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the traditional and alternative assessments teachers use in the classroom. The author explores assessment theories and research findings as they affect teaching and learning, and examines why, when, and how teachers should use assessment in the classroom. To the text's hundreds of practical examples are added checklists to aid in evaluating assessment vehicles and scores of strategies for assessing higher-order thinking, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Offers numerous new ideas for developing and using these tools–gives a fresh perspective on the many ways such assessments can inform teaching and improve student learning.
Show students the exceptional range of assessment tools available–provide models for developing assessments, aligning assessments with lesson plans and standards, and creating both traditional and alternative assessments.
Teaches students how to write prompts that effectively assess different writing genres–explains the development and use of rubrics to evaluate writing.
Engages students' interest in chapter content–readies them for what's important in each chapter and helps them gauge their understanding.
Provides for easy look-up of important terms and concepts.
Assists instructors with sample syllabi, exams, homework assignments, and projects.
Assists future teachers to develop a personal grading style–emphasizes the importance of aligning grading philosophy with teaching philosophy.
Organize chapter material clearly and succinctly–focus students' attention on key content and create a handy study guide.
Provide standards for evaluating every type of assessment included in the text –create a template prospective teachers can use to evaluate new assessment tools they encounter.
The Bases for Assessment
1 Classroom Decision Making and Using Assessment
2 Describing the Goals and Learning Targets of Instruction
3 Validity of Assessment Results
4 Reliability of Assessment Results
5Professional Responsibilities, Ethical Behavior, and Legal Requirements in Educational Assessments
Crafting and Using Classroom Assessments
6 Planning for Integrating Assessment and Instruction
7 Diagnostic and Formative Assessments
8 Completion, Short-Answer, and True-False Items
9 Multiple-Choice and Matching Exercises
10 Essay Assessment Tasks
11 Higher-Order Thinking, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking
12 Performance and Portfolio Assessments
13 Preparing Your Students to Be Assessed and Using Students’ Results to Improve Your Assessments
14 Evaluating and Grading Student Progress
Interpreting and Using Standardized Tests
15 Standardized Achievement Tests
16 Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores
17 Finding and Evaluating Published Assessments
18 Scholastic Aptitude, Career Interests, Attitudes, and Personality Tests
Instructor Resource Manual (Download only) and Test Bank for Educational Assessment of Students
Brookhart & Nitko
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Anthony J. Nitko, Ph.D., is a consultant in educational measurement, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona. He co-authored (with Susan Brookhart) Assessment and Grading in Classrooms (2008). He assisted several countries with classroom assessment, most recently formative student assessment in Ethiopia and portfolio assessment in Jordan.
Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., is an education consultant based in Helena, Montana, U.S.A. She was Professor and Department Chair in the School of Education at Duquesne University, where she currently is Senior Research Associate in the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning. She is 2007-2009 editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, a journal of the National Council on Measurement in Education. She has written or co-authored 7 books and over 40 articles on assessment.
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