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Assessing Student Achievement: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators

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Overview

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: 9781578868100
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 5/19/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.66 (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

Pt. I Understanding Assessment 1

1 Social and Political Realities of Assessment 3

2 The Basics of Assessment 31

Pt. II Classroom Assessment 47

3 Formative, Summative, and Diagnostic Assessment 49

4 Selection Responses 57

5 Supply Responses 67

6 Authentic and Performance Assessment 81

Pt. III Standardized Assessment 91

7 What Are Standardized Tests? 93

8 Using the Results of Standardized Tests 115

9 Preparing Students for Standardized Tests 125

10 Classroom Assessments and Standardized Tests 133

Pt. IV Grading and Reporting 137

11 Summative Progress Reports 139

12 Reporting Results of Assessment 147

Pt. V Program Evaluation and Accountability 155

13 Program Evaluation 157

14 Accountability 167

Glossary 177

App. A A School Assessment Plan 181

App. B An In-service Program in Assessment 191

References and Bibliography 203

About the Authors 207

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