Designing and Using Tools for Educational Assessment
This text is intended for the large group of non-measurement professionals who need to know about creating assessment tools and using them for decision-making. Teachers, administrators, and instructional support personnel will find that this book provides a balanced treatment of design, validation and use of assessment tools for varied learning outcomes and needs. This treatment includes traditional and alternative assessments. The book is straightforward and applied with minimal statistical content. Numerous examples, case studies, tables, figures, and a Web site with chapter highlights and exercises support the applied focus of this book. Psychologists or those involved with educational psychology.
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Purposes for Educational Assessment
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achievement domain achievement tests administration answer applications areas assessment design assessment methods assessment purposes assessment results assessment specifications assessment tool behavior-based assessments behaviors c e pts Chapter classroom assessment cognitive computed concurrent validity construct domain content validation correlation criterion criterion-referenced criterion-referenced tests curriculum decision-making decisions descriptive statistics design or selection discriminant validity educational effect error evaluate examinees example factors format frequency distribution grade graph identify individuals instructional instrument interpretation item analysis learning outcomes match mathematics mean measure ment multiple choice norm-referenced norm-referenced tests normal distribution norms observations options particular percentile ranks performance assessments Phase population predictive validity procedures Process Model raters raw score reliability coefficient response sample scale self-report skills standard deviation standard scores stanine statistics structured structured-response studies subdomain summative Table targeted tasks taxonomy teachers tion types User Path validity evidence values variables z-scores