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