Educational Assessment of Students

Educational Assessment of Students Author Anthony J. Nitko
ISBN-10 9780133859751
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 552
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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. NEW TO THIS EDITION: NEW - Coverage of current topics in assessment including: formative assessment, differentiated instruction, response to intervention, universal design, and using technology for accommodations. NEW - Two new appendices: Implementing the Principles of Universal Design via Technology-Based Testing and Answers to Even-numbered Exercises NEW - Additional practical examples of classroom assessment “as it happens”–Throughout the text. 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. NEW - Coverage of ways to assess students' writing skills. Teaches students how to write prompts that effectively assess different writing genres–explains the development and use of rubrics to evaluate writing. NEW - An introductory overview in every chapter–Poses the key questions that each chapter addresses and describes how each chapter is organized. Engages students' interest in chapter content–readies them for what's important in each chapter and helps them gauge their understanding. NEW - A glossary. Provides for easy look-up of important terms and concepts.



Educational Assessment

Educational Assessment Author Robert J. Wright
ISBN-10 9781412949170
Release 2008
Pages 563
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Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).



Educational Assessment in the 21st Century

Educational Assessment in the 21st Century Author Claire Wyatt-Smith
ISBN-10 9781402099649
Release 2009-08-05
Pages 310
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Signs of Change: Assessment Past, Present and Future Another Time, Another Place...Examinations Then and Now In the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam, a series of stone stelae records the names of the handful of illustrious examination candidates who, in each century, passed the national examination to become a Doctor of Literature. Beginning in the 11thcentury,theexamswereconductedpersonallybysuccessivekingswhopursued Confucian ideals that found expression in the enormous value placed on the pursuit of wisdom and learning. In the 21st century we are both puzzled and impressed by this tradition. Puzzled by such an explicit commitment to a meritocracy in an essentially feudal society; impressed by this enthusiasm for learning and the pursuit of wisdom at the highest level of society. Yet, there are also important similarities between the 11th and 21st centuries. Then, as now, assessment was associated with excellence, high standards, pr- tige and competition—success for the chosen few; disappointment for the majority. Then, as now, the pursuit of excellence was embedded in a social context that favoured the elite and determined success in terms of the predilections of the p- erful. Then, as now, the purpose of the assessment, the way it was conducted and its impact on society all re ected the social and economic priorities of the day.



A Teacher s Guide to Educational Assessment

A Teacher s Guide to Educational Assessment Author Iasonas Lamprianou
ISBN-10 9087909136
Release 2009
Pages 356
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This book is a natural step beyond our earlier text A Teacher's Guide to Assessment, which was published almost six years ago. The purpose of this book is to offer a straightforward guide to educational assessment for teachers at all levels of education, including trainers and instructors. The scope of this book is wider, however, and the targeted audience is broader than the first edition. It is designed to address the needs not only of those taking a first course in educational assessment and measurement but it can also usefully serve students at the post-graduate level, as well as experienced teachers, trainers and instructors who would like to update their knowledge and acquire practical skills using relevant quantitative methods. The book is appropriate for an international audience. In this revised edition we have added new and important material which covers the assessment arrangements necessary for people with special needs and the use of technology for assessment purposes. We have elaborated on the dangers of differential item functioning; we have extended the Rasch measurement material; and enriched the book with practical examples using Microsoft Excel. The main message of the book is that assessment is not based on commonsense but on a huge body of international research and application over many years. Testing is a powerful, vital and large part of a teacher's assessment arsenal because it can be practical, structured and very informative. The correct use of testing, either in its traditional paper-and-pencil form or in its modern technology-based style can be a formidable ally for every teacher who aspires to practise evidence-based teaching and learning.



Knowing What Students Know

Knowing What Students Know Author Committee on the Foundations of Assessment
ISBN-10 9780309293228
Release 2001-10-27
Pages 382
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Education is a hot topic. From the stage of presidential debates to tonight's dinner table, it is an issue that most Americans are deeply concerned about. While there are many strategies for improving the educational process, we need a way to find out what works and what doesn't work as well. Educational assessment seeks to determine just how well students are learning and is an integral part of our quest for improved education. The nation is pinning greater expectations on educational assessment than ever before. We look to these assessment tools when documenting whether students and institutions are truly meeting education goals. But we must stop and ask a crucial question: What kind of assessment is most effective? At a time when traditional testing is subject to increasing criticism, research suggests that new, exciting approaches to assessment may be on the horizon. Advances in the sciences of how people learn and how to measure such learning offer the hope of developing new kinds of assessments-assessments that help students succeed in school by making as clear as possible the nature of their accomplishments and the progress of their learning. Knowing What Students Know essentially explains how expanding knowledge in the scientific fields of human learning and educational measurement can form the foundations of an improved approach to assessment. These advances suggest ways that the targets of assessment-what students know and how well they know it-as well as the methods used to make inferences about student learning can be made more valid and instructionally useful. Principles for designing and using these new kinds of assessments are presented, and examples are used to illustrate the principles. Implications for policy, practice, and research are also explored. With the promise of a productive research-based approach to assessment of student learning, Knowing What Students Know will be important to education administrators, assessment designers, teachers and teacher educators, and education advocates.



Fairness in Educational Assessment and Measurement

Fairness in Educational Assessment and Measurement Author Neil J. Dorans
ISBN-10 9781317684671
Release 2016-09-19
Pages 328
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The importance of fairness, validity, and accessibility in assessment is greater than ever as testing expands to include more diverse populations, more complex purposes, and more sophisticated technologies. This book offers a detailed account of fairness in assessment, and illustrates the interplay between assessment and broader changes in education. In 16 chapters written by leading experts, this volume explores the philosophical, technical, and practical questions surrounding fair measurement. Fairness in Educational Assessment and Measurement addresses issues pertaining to the construction, administration, and scoring of tests, the comparison of performance across test takers, grade levels and tests, and the uses of educational test scores. Perfect for researchers and professionals in test development, design, and administration, Fairness in Educational Assessment and Measurement presents a diverse array of perspectives on this topic of enduring interest.



Designing and Using Tools for Educational Assessment

Designing and Using Tools for Educational Assessment Author Madhabi Chatterji
ISBN-10 0205299288
Release 2003
Pages 498
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This book is excellent for responding to NCLB mandates and NCATE requirements for preparing K-12 teachers, school leaders, professionals and researchers inassessment design and use of data for informing day-to-day practices. It presents material in practitioner-friendly, straightforward and readable language, without watering down concepts and with minimal use of statistics. Instructors will find that the book provides a balanced treatment of traditional and performance assessment methods. Design, validation, and use of assessment tools for a variety of purposes are addressed through the use of a common Process Model and six User Paths. To improve testing practices, the 1999 AERA, APA & NCME standards are cited throughout. Numerous case studies, examples, demonstrations, tables, and a web-based computer module support the book.



Educational Assessment Evaluation and Research

Educational Assessment  Evaluation and Research Author Mary James
ISBN-10 9781136654749
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 240
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In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume, allowing readers to follow the themes of their work and see how it contributes to the development of the field. Mary James has researched and written on a range of educational subjects which encompass curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in schools, and implications for teachers ́ professional development, school leadership and policy frameworks. She has written many books and journals on assessment, particularly assessment for learning and is an expert on teacher learning, curriculum, leadership for learning and educational policy. Starting with a specially written introduction in which Mary gives an overview of her career and contextualises her selection, the chapters are divided into three parts: Educational Assessment and Learning Educational Evaluation and Curriculum Development Educational Research and the Improvement of Practice Through this book, readers can follow the different strands that Mary James has researched and written about over the last three decades, and clearly see her important contribution to the field of education.



Beyond Testing Classic Edition

Beyond Testing  Classic Edition Author Caroline Gipps
ISBN-10 9781136592959
Release 2011-10-27
Pages 176
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‘It is an exceptionally thoughtful assessment of assessment, and I am (along with anyone else who broods about education) much in your debt.’ Jerome Bruner, personal communication with the author When this award-winning book was originally published in 1994, a review in the TES said: ‘Beyond Testing is a refreshingly honest look at the dilemmas facing those who are trying to make educational assessment more supportive of high-quality learning for all pupils and students ... It contains powerful and practical messages for assessment developers, policy-makers, teachers and pupils. It exposes the very different agendas of those who wish to achieve greater system-wide accountability through educational assessment, and those who wish to use it to promote improvements in the quality of pupil learning.’ Originally written to re-conceptualize assessment in education in the 1990s, Beyond Testing has stood the test of time and become a classic text in the field. With its examination of the range of uses of assessment – from teacher assessment and standardized testing to formative assessment and norm-referenced testing – to the purposes of assessment – from accountability to support for teaching and learning – the issues it deals with are as enduring and relevant to education now as they were when it was first published. It offers an unsurpassed framework for educational assessment. Now, re-released as a Routledge Education Classic, and with a new preface from D. Royce Sadler, a new generation of educationalists can be introduced to the developments in educational assessment – arguably one of the most hotly contested areas of education – in order to further their own understanding and practice.



Educational assessment

Educational assessment Author Thomas P. Hogan
ISBN-10 0471472484
Release 2005-11-18
Pages 428
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Thomas P. Hogan's Educational Assessment: A Practical Introduction brings you to the front-lines in educational assessment, as it is actually practiced in today's classrooms, school systems, state departments, and national organizations.



Handbook of Psychological and Educational Assessment of Children

Handbook of Psychological and Educational Assessment of Children Author Cecil R. Reynolds
ISBN-10 1572308842
Release 2003
Pages 539
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These essential volumes cover all aspects of child and adolescent assessment. Leading clinical scientists summarize the state of the science of assessment paradigms, instruments, and methods. With an emphasis on practical clinical considerations, chapters also delve into issues related to test development, psychometrics, and bias. Conveniently designed for reference or text use, this vast knowledge base has been synthesized into two volumes which may be purchased separately or together. This volume, PERSONALITY, BEHAVIOR, AND CONTEXT, reviews the use of projective methods, interviewing and obs.



Changing Educational Assessment

Changing Educational Assessment Author Patricia Broadfoot
ISBN-10 9780415675383
Release 2012
Pages 236
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Assessment is a key area of interest and debate in education. Its increased use by governments as a powerful means of influencing educational practice are now features of the educational scene worldwide. This volume was the first major international review of such developments and it explores the impact of assessment on all areas of education, from teaching skills to policy-making. The contributors take a global perspective to spotlight the common problems facing teachers and students, policy-makers and politicians through the world as they seek to reconcile issues of equity and national development, educational imperatives and finite state resources. The contributions discuss the changing role of assessment and public examinations, and consider such specific issues as the development of a market economy in educational provision, the difficulties of measuring standards in international studies, and accreditation of absolute rather than relative competencies.



Beyond Measure

Beyond Measure Author Paul Skidmore
ISBN-10 9781841801056
Release 2003
Pages 92
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"Seeks to clarify an agenda for addressing the major challenges and opportunities facing the assessment and qualifications system over the next decade." - page 9.



A guide to assessment and evaluation procedures

A guide to assessment and evaluation procedures Author New England Educational Assessment Project
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105042757109
Release 1967
Pages 28
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A guide to assessment and evaluation procedures has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A guide to assessment and evaluation procedures also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A guide to assessment and evaluation procedures book for free.



European Framework of Standards for Educational Assessment 1 0

European Framework of Standards for Educational Assessment 1 0 Author Association for educational assessment
ISBN-10 9788861348523
Release 2012
Pages 46
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European Framework of Standards for Educational Assessment 1 0 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from European Framework of Standards for Educational Assessment 1 0 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full European Framework of Standards for Educational Assessment 1 0 book for free.



Key Concepts in Educational Assessment

Key Concepts in Educational Assessment Author Tina Isaacs
ISBN-10 9781446290927
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 176
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Key Concepts in Educational Assessment provides expert definitions and interpretations of common terms within the policy and practice of educational assessment. Concepts such as validity, assessment for learning, measurement, comparability and differentiation are discussed, and there is broad coverage of UK and international terminology. Drawing on the considerable expertise of the authors, the entries provide: - clear definitions - accounts of the key issues - authoritative and reliable information - suggestions for further reading Created to support students of education on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and established education professionals including those who are members of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), this book is an accessible guide for anyone engaged in educational assessment. Tina Isaacs is Director of the MA in Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, London. Catherine Zara was most recently Director of the MA in Educational Assessment and Director of the BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education and Training at the University of Warwick. Graham Herbert was most recently Director of the CIEA. Steve J. Coombs is Head of Department for Continuing Professional Development at Bath Spa University, which offers an MA in Educational Assessment. Charles Smith is senior lecturer in economics and education at Swansea Metropolitan University of Wales Trinity Saint David.



Assessing learning achievement

Assessing learning achievement Author John Izard
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029146035
Release 1992-12-31
Pages 47
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This report focuses on assessment theory and its practice. It tries to answer some of the following questions: What types of assessment exist? What strategies are available to improve the quality of assessment?