Assessment in the Classroom: Constructing and Interpreting Texts

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 225 pages
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Educational assessment, at one time a relatively uncontroversial subject, is now riven by a diversity of views. The most crucial division is between those who continue to believe in the effectiveness of objective assessment techniques and those who favour alternative methods. This book presents an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and rationales for both.
  

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Contents

Interpreting Test Results
13
Planning Classroom Assessments
45
Objective Test Items
63
Constructed Response Items
102
Alternative Assessment
120
Developing Valid Grading Procedures
149
Standardized Achievement Tests
165
The Ethics of Student Assessment
180
References
214
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