Assessment of Student Achievement, 10th Edition
©2013 |Pearson | Available
C. Keith Waugh, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale
Norman E. Gronlund, Late of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
©2013 |Pearson | Available
Written for courses in Classroom Assessment (Educational Psychology, Tests & Measurements).
A practical guide for educators who want to learn how to prepare valid assessment instruments that contribute to effective instruction and student learning, this respected resource is the best preparation on the market for developing proven, sound, high-quality assessments for use in the classroom.
This text presents an exceptionally strong set of strategies to help teachers assess all learners in today’s schools. Written in a simple and direct manner, and using frequent examples and illustrations to clarify important points, the text is a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment. The authors’ approach emphasizes testing as well as performance evaluation—each used when it is most appropriate—as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. This highly-regarded textbook, replete with thorough updates in the new tenth edition, prepares educators use assessment as a tool to help develop all students in their classrooms.
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The tenth edition has been revised with important additions such as historical and legislative events in U.S. history related to educational assessment, a robust expansion of content on the important topics of assessing in distance-education and Action Research in education with new chapters for each, and a plethora of updated pedagogy including revised Learning Outcomes, Questions and Answer Keys, references, and additional readings.
Chapter 1: Achievement Assessment and Instruction
Chapter 2: Nature of Student Assessment
Chapter 3: Planning for Assessment
Chapter 4: Validity and Reliability
Chapter 5: Preparing and Using Achievement Tests
Chapter 6: Writing Selection Items: Multiple Choice
Chapter 7: Writing Selection Items: True-False, Matching, and Interpretive Exercise
Chapter 8: Writing Supply Items: Short Answer and Essay
Chapter 9: Performance Assessments
Chapter 10: Assessment in Distance Education
Chapter 11: Grading and Reporting
Chapter 12: Interpreting Standardized Achievement Test Scores
Chapter 13: Using Assessment in Action Research
Appendix A: Revised Edition of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Appendix B: Self-Assessment Answer Key
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Dr. C. Keith Waugh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Over his fifteen-year career in academia, Dr. Waugh has held numerous leadership appointments including department chair, and continues to teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in student assessment, research methods, and program evaluation. Dr. Waugh is the author or co-author of over 20 books, articles, and professional papers; a frequent speaker at national conferences and other venues on the topics of assessment and evaluation; and invited regularly to conduct evaluations of post-secondary programs. In 2006, Dr. Waugh was awarded the College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Teacher of the Year Award.
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