Assessment of Student Achievement / Edition 10

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Overview

This respected resource gives teachers the information they need to develop high-quality assessments to use in their classrooms. The author team presents a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment that is rooted in effective classroom instruction and learning. Their approach gives equal emphasis to testing and performance assessment—each used when it is most appropriate—as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. With more examples, new recommended reading, and an expanded discussion of how assessment informs instruction, this book offers the strongest strategies to assess then build the skills of all learners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132689632
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/20/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 242,327
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

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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