Educational Assessment of Students

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Merrill, 2004 - Education - 539 pages
A highly-respected book in its field,The Educational Assessment of Students 4/e is the most thorough discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any text-explaining, giving practical real-world examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the choices teachers can make in classroom assessment. Theories and research findings abound; the author examines why, when, and how teachers should use assessment in the classroom. Topics include: the bases for assessment in the classroom, crafting and using classroom assessments, and interpreting and using standardized tests. With its extensive and valuable appendix set, this book is a must-have desk reference for teachers and others involved in the field of education.

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The Bases for Assessment in the Classroom
Describing the Goals and Learning Targets
Behavior and Legal Requirements

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About the author (2004)

Anthony J. Nitko is an adjunct professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Arizona, and professor emeritus and former chairperson of the Department of Psychology in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include curriculum-based criterionreferenced testing, integration of testing and instruction, classroom assessment, and the assessment of knowledge and higher-order thinking skills. His publications include the chapter "Designing Tests That Are Integrated with Instruction" in the third edition of Educational Measurement. He co-authored (with C. M. Lindvall) Measuring Pupil Achievement and Aptitude, (with T. C. Hsu) Pitt Educational Testing Aids (PETA, a package of computer programs for classroom teachers), and (with R. Glaser) the chapter "Measurement in Learning and Instruction" in the second edition of Educational Measurement.

Dr. Nitko has been the editor of the journal Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice and also d'News, the AERA Division D newsletter. Some of the journals in which his research has appeared are American Educational Research Journal, Applied Measurement in Education, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, Educational Technology, Journal of Educational Measurement, and Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Nitko has been a member of several committees of the American Educational Research Association, was elected secretary of AERA Division D, served on committees of the National Council on Measurement in Education, and was elected to the board of directors and as president of the latter. He received Fulbright awards to Malawi and Barbados and has served as a consultant to various government and private agencies in the United States, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malawi, Namibia, Oman, Vietnam, and Singapore.

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