Assessing Student Achievement: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators

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Some teachers and administrators consider "test" a four-letter word to be avoided in polite society. But tests are a fact of life in schools; they can't be ignored and, when properly used, can be beneficial to students and teachers. Christopher Deneen and James Deneen have written a practical guide to testing.
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Editorial Reviews

Gary Keller
This is an important book for school professionals. Chris Deneen brings his current experience in preparing and monitoring urban teachers, while Jim Deneen draws on his years of experience at ETS, where he focused on issues in assessing Hispanic students. Assessing Student Achievement is filled with information and techniques that teachers and administrators can immediately put into practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578868094
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 5/19/2008
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Deneen is an associate professor and director of assessment for the Graduate School of Psychology and Education at Touro College, New York City. He has been a teacher and administrator in K-12 schools. James Deneen is a consultant to schools and other educational institutions. For some 25 years, he was a program director for the Advanced Placement Program and for the Division of Teacher Programs and Services at Educational Testing Service. Earlier, he was a teacher and administrator in K-12 schools and at several universities.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Social and Political Realities of Student Assessment Part 1 Understanding Assessment Preview Part 2 Classroom Assessment Preview Chapter 2 The Basics of Assessment Part 3 Standardized Assessment Preview Chapter 3 Formative and Summative Assessment Part 4 Grading and Reporting Preview Chapter 4 Selection Responses Chapter 5 Supply Responses Part 5 Program Evaluation and Accountability Preview Chapter 6 Authentic and Performance Measures Chapter 7 What Are Standardized Tests? Chapter 8 Using the Results of Standardized Tests Chapter 9 Preparing Students for Standardized Tests Chapter 10 Classroom Assessments and Standardized Tests Chapter 11 Summative Progress Reports Chapter 12 Reporting Results of Assessment Chapter 13 Program Evaluation Chapter 14 Accountability

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