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Educational Assessment: A Practical Introduction

Educational Assessment: A Practical Introduction

Thomas P. Hogan

ISBN: 978-0-471-47248-3

Nov 2005

448 pages

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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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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.