Why We Assess Students -- And How: The Competing Measures of Student Performance

Why We Assess Students -- And How: The Competing Measures of Student Performance

by James E. McLean, Robert E. Lockwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803963351

ISBN-13: 9780803963351

Pub. Date: 01/18/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The crucial role assessments play in education is addressed in this book. The authors describe the purposes and types of assessment and discuss how assessment can best be implemented to address the concerns of parents, teachers, school administrators and the public. Detailed descriptions of norm-referenced tests, criterion-referenced tests and alternative

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The crucial role assessments play in education is addressed in this book. The authors describe the purposes and types of assessment and discuss how assessment can best be implemented to address the concerns of parents, teachers, school administrators and the public. Detailed descriptions of norm-referenced tests, criterion-referenced tests and alternative assessment strategies are provided together with advice on their application. Issues in reducing bias and dealing with special populations are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803963351
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/18/1996
Series:
Roadmaps to Success Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.17(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Jerry J Herman and Janice L Herman
The Role of Assessment in Education
Norm-Referenced Assessment
Criterion-Referenced Assessment
Alternative Assessment Strategies
Using Assessments Results to Improve Schools

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