Assessment Essentials for Standards-Based Education / Edition 2

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Overview

This revised edition shows educators how to integrate assessment with teaching and learning and offers new chapters that discuss a variety of assessment and grading techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412955515
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 4/8/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,254,420
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James H. Mc Millan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Foundations of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches educational research and assessment courses and directs the Research and Evaluation Track of the Ph D in Education program. He is also Executive Director of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, a partnership of Virginia Commonwealth University and eight Richmond-area school divisions that conducts and disseminates applied research. His current research interests include classroom and large-scale formative assessment. He has recently published the fifth edition of Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction and edited Formative Classroom Assessment: Theory into Practice. He has authored three educational research methods textbooks and published numerous articles in journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice.

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Table of Contents


Preface     vi
Acknowledgments     vii
About the Author     viii
Integrating Assessment With Teaching and Learning     1
Validity     19
Reliability     35
Fairness     53
Assessment Methods, Items, and Techniques     73
Understanding and Using Numerical Data     95
Interpreting and Using National and State Large-Scale and Standards-Based Tests     119
Grading     143
References     158
Index     160
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