Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know / Edition 8 available in Paperback
Written in Jim Popham's characteristic witty style, the Fourth Edition of Classroom Assessment addresses the range of assessments that teachers are likely to use in their classrooms. The forces of accountability have changed educational assessment and this new edition now addresses the central issue of how classroom assessment can effectively benefit students when carried out in the context of accountability tests. New legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and issues such as state standards that directly impact classroom testing and teaching are discussed to present readers with a series of practical action options. In addition, the text continues to analyze more traditional topics such as validity and reliability and discusses the alternative assessments used in today's classrooms.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
W. James Popham, professor emeritus at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, began his career as a high school teacher in Oregon and then moved to the University of California at Los Angeles, where for nearly 30 years he taught courses in instructional methods for prospective teachers as well as courses in evaluation and measurement for graduate students. At UCLA he won several distinguished teaching awards and was recognized by UCLA Today as one of UCLA’s top 20 professors of the twentieth century.
The author of more than 30 books and hundreds of scholarly papers, Dr. Popham is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and the recipient of the National Council on Measurement in Education Award for Career Contributions to Educational Measurement.
Table of Contents
|To the Reader||xi|
|1||Why Do Teachers Need to Know about Assessment?||1|
|2||Reliability of Assessment||29|
|5||Deciding What to Assess and How to Assess It||101|
|11||Improving Teacher-Developed Assessments||243|
|12||Instructionally Oriented Assessment||261|
|13||Making Sense Out of Standardized Test Scores||281|
|14||Appropriate and Inappropriate Test-Preparation Practices||303|
|15||Evaluating Teaching and Grading Students||321|
|Appendix||Four Self-Report Affective Inventories: Description and Use||355|
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