Educational Assessment of Students

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Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, 2007 - Education - 548 pages

From two of the best known authors in the field of classroom assessment comes a revision of one of the best assessment books. Features include hundreds of examples, directions for crafting both traditional and alternative assessments, checklists for evaluating classroom assessments, scores of strategies for assessing problem solving and critical thinking, methods for aligning classroom assessment with state standards and NCLB requirements. Reviewers have described the book as the best on the market for its completeness and balanced approach to classroom assessment.

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The Bases for Assessment in the Classroom
Completion ShortAnswer and Concept Learning 212 Assessing
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About the author (2007)


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 criterion-referenced testing, integration of testing and instruction, classroom assessment, and the assessment of knowledge and higher-order thinking skills. His publications included the chapter "Designing Tests That Are Integrated with Instruction" in the third edition of Educational Measurement (1989). 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 (1971).

Professor 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.

Professor 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 Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malawi, Namibia, Oman, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.

Susan Brookhart is coordinator of assessment and evaluation for the School of Education at Duquesne University. Prior to this assignment, she was professor and chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Duquesne. Previous to her higher education experience, she taught both elementary and middle school. Her research interests include the role of classroom assessment in student motivation and achievement, the connection between classroom assessment and large-scale assessment, and grading.

Professor Brookhart is a past president of the American Educational Research Associations' Special Interest Group on Classroom Assessment. She has been the education columnist for National Forum, the journal of Phi Kappa Phi. From 2003-2005 she served as newsletter editor for the National Council on Measurement in Education, and was program co-chair for the 2004 NCME annual meeting. She is the author of two books: The Art and Science of Classroom Assessment is a combination literature review and how-to book about classroom assessment in higher education; Grading is a textbook about grading in K-12 schools. She was written or co-authored over 40 articles on classroom assessment, educational measurement, program evaluation, and professional development, and serves on the editorial boards of Teachers College Record and Applied Measurement in Education

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