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Educational Assessment: A Practical Introduction

November 2005, ©2007
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Provides a practical, student-friendly introduction to the major concepts and everyday issues in this field. Superbly organized, pedagogically sound, and thoroughly up-to-date, it shows teachers and prospective teachers how to conduct first-rate assessment in their own classrooms as well as how to understand and interpret state and national testing programs, including the latest developments from IDEA and NCLB. The text emphasizes a best-practices approach to assessment and a hands-on approach to learning.
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Table of Contents



To the Students.

Chapter 1. Introduction: The World of Educational Assessment.

Chapter 2. Statistics: Just a Little Bit.

Chapter 3. Reliability: Stability of Performance.

Chapter 4. Validity: What the Test Measures.

Chapter 5. Norms and Criteria: Interpreting Student Performance.

Chapter 6. Planning for Assessment.

Chapter 7. Selected-Response Items: Multiple-Choice, True-False, Matching.

Chapter 8. Constructed-Response Items: Essays, Performances, Portfolios.

Chapter 9. Interests, Creativity, and Non-test Indicators.

Chapter 10. Administering and Analyzing Your Tests.

Chapter 11. Standardized Tests I: Achievement.

Chapter 12. Standardized Tests II: Ability, Interests, Personality.

Chapter 13. Grading and Reporting.

Chapter 14. Educational Assessment and the Law.

Chapter 15. Evaluating Teaching: Applying Assessment to Yourself.


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Author Information

Thomas P. Hogan teaches in the Education and Psychology Departments of the University of Scranton.  Having written over 100 articles, presentations, papers, and chapters on educational measurement and assessment issues, he has also coauthored several widely used standardized and criterion-referenced assessment instruments.  Dr. Hogan frequently serves as a consultant to school, state, and national organizations on assessment issues.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Educational assessment as it is practiced today, in the actual classroom.
  • Practical approach to pedagogy including learning objectives, summaries, and key terms to serve as organizers for students.
  • Key Point Summaries: intermediate summaries at the end of major sections within chapters.
  • Try This! exercises: designed to engage students with specific topics the encounter in the text.
  • Each chapter offers Practical Advice and Exercises to further engage students in learning enterprises.
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Educational Assessment: A Practical Introduction
ISBN : 978-0-471-47248-3
448 pages
November 2005, ©2007
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