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Assessment Essentials for Standards-Based Education / Edition 2

Assessment Essentials for Standards-Based Education / Edition 2

by James H. McMillan
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    ISBN-13: 2901412955514
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Publication date: 04/08/2008
    Edition description: Second Edition
    Pages: 176
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About 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.

    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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