Classroom Assessment in Action

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2011 - Education - 544 pages
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Public law has been conceived in many different ways, sometimes overlapping, often conflicting. However in recent years a common theme running through the discussions of public law is one of loss. What function and future can public law have in this rapidly transforming landscape, where

globalized states and supranational institutions have ever-increasing importance?



The contributions to this volume take stock of the idea, concepts, and values of public law as it has developed alongside the growth of the modern state, and assess its continued usefulness as a distinct area of legal inquiry and normativity in light of various historical trends and contemporary

pressures affecting the global configuration of law in general.



Divided into three parts, the first provides a conceptual, philosophical, and historical understanding of the nature of public law, the nature of private law and the relationship between the public, the private, and the concept of law. The second part focuses on the domains, values, and functions of

public law in contemporary (state) legal practice, as seen, in part, through its relationship with private domains, values, and functions. The final part engages with the new legal scholarship on global transformation, analysing the changes in public law at the national level, including the new

forms of interpenetration of public and private in the market state, as well as exploring the ubiquitous use of public law values and concepts beyond the state.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Orientation to Assessment
1
CHAPTER 2 Planning Assessments
27
Bases of Assessment
55
Using Assessment for Improving Instruction
83
CHAPTER 5 Performance Assessment
119
CHAPTER 6 Developing Objective Tests
153
CHAPTER 7 Developing Subjective Tests
185
CHAPTER 8 Selecting Standardized Tests
209
CHAPTER 11 DomainSpecific Assessment and Learning
305
CHAPTER 12 Grading
347
CHAPTER 13 Supplementary Assessments of Individual Differences
371
Policy and Accountability
419
CHAPTER 15 Assessment and Best Practices
457
CHAPTER 16 Test Bias Fairness and Testing Accommodations
483
Index
523
About the Authors
543

CHAPTER 9 Technology in Assessment
237
CHAPTER 10 Improving Tests
273

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About the author (2011)

Mark D. Shermis is professor of education and dean at the University of Akron.
Francis J. Di Vesta is professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State University.

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