Classroom Assessment in Action
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Apr 16, 2011 - Education - 560 pages
Classroom Assessment in Action clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement concepts and show students how to interpret the results of standardized tests. From these basic concepts, the authors then provide clear and ordered discussions of how assessment and instruction is integrated into a functional process to enhance student learning. Guidelines are set forth for constructing various common assessments. Procedures are laid out to evaluate and improve assessments once they are constructed. Ultimately, the authors shed light on the myriad of factors that impact test score interpretation.
In today's classroom, technology has become a constant companion, and Classroom Assessment in Action exposes teacher candidates to emerging technologies they might encounter in building their repertoire of assessments, whether it be automated essay scoring or electronic portfolios.
Classroom Assessment in Action guides its readers to a complete and thorough understanding of assessment and measurement so that they can confidently work with students and parents in explaining results, whether they are from a high-stakes statewide assessment or the grading philosophy to which they ascribe.
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CHAPTER 11 DomainSpecific Assessment and Learning
CHAPTER 12 Grading
CHAPTER 13 Supplementary Assessments of Individual Differences
Policy and Accountability
CHAPTER 15 Assessment and Best Practices
CHAPTER 16 Test Bias Fairness and Testing Accommodations
About the Authors
CHAPTER 9 Technology in Assessment
CHAPTER 10 Improving Tests
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