Classroom Assessment: Issues and Practices

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Pearson/A and B, 2005 - Education - 344 pages
""The format of prologue, introduction, sectioned discussion, teacher applications, epilogue, and chapter summary is ideal.""
J. Courtney Johnson, University of South Carolina

""The writing style for these chapters is excellent. The material in each chapter is well written and easy to follow.""
Dr. Jane Benjamin, Mansfield University

"Classroom Assessment" reflects the reality of teaching today to show how teachers can plan and teach more effectively by using and creating a full range of assessments. The coverage and assessments that are included are notable for their down to earth practicality as well as their ability to help teachers meet standards and improve learning. The book includes a detailed description of Bloom's Taxonomy and how it relates to assessment as a means to define and categorize students' responses.

Special Features

  • Extensive coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act and its impact upon classroom assessment practices.
  • A full chapter related to the relationship of diversity and gender issues to assessment practices discusses this sensitive and important topic for teachers (Chapter 4).
  • A full chapter devoted to special education, inclusion, and assessment highlights an issue that virtually all teachers will face and struggle with (Chapter 11).
  • A complete chapter explores the relationship between assessment and motivation (Chapter 12).
  • A chapter on special classroom problems and assessment discusses critical topics students and teachers face such as test anxiety, test preparation, and cheating (Chapter 13).
  • The area of Performance Assessment is clearly explained. Descriptions of differentaspects clearly illustrate its strengths and limitations compared to traditional assessments.
  • Each chapter contains a case study as its prologue, an introduction, a sectioned discussion, a point/counterpoint, teacher applications, an epilogue, a chapter summary, and many chapter activities to provide a clear and logical format.

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Types of Assessments
Planning for Instruction and Assessments
T Diversity Gender and Assessments

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