Knowing what students know: the science and design of educational assessment

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National Academy Press, Sep 27, 2001 - Business & Economics - 366 pages
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Education is a hot topic. From the stage of presidential debates to tonight's dinner table, it is an issue that most Americans are deeply concerned about. While there are many strategies for improving the educational process, we need a way to find out what works as well as what doesn't work. Educational assessment seeks to determine just how well students are learning and is an integral part of our quest for improved education. Knowing What Students Know essentially explains how expanding knowledge in the scientific fields of human learning and educational measurement can form the foundations of an improved approach to assessment.

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Rethinking the Foundations of Assessment
The Nature of Assessment and Reasoning

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JAMES W. PELLEGRINO is Frank W. Mayborn Professor of Cognitive Studies at Vanderbilt University.

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